Data-driven Multimodal Transportation Energy Consumption Prediction and Analysis Framework for Sustainable Transit and Transportation Planning

Description: Transit agencies/mobility providers usually utilize time-based and distance-based link-level information in planning their routes and schedules. However, average energy consumption rates (e.g., gallons per mile, kWh per mile) on links of a road network are seldom considered in these planning activities. The major reason is a lack of accurate energy consumption information. For sustainable transportation planning, gathering and analyzing data on energy consumption, particularly considering new alternative vehicle technologies, is needed. Intellectual Merit: The goal of this project is to develop a high-resolution system-level transportation energy data analysis and prediction framework for transit schedule/operation planning, aimed at improving energy efficiency. Broader Impacts: The outcomes of this project will be utilized by regional planners or transit/mobility service providers for route/schedule planning and traveler guidance system integration. The goal is to reduce energy consumption, which will benefit transit agencies, transit patrons, and the public. Technology Transfer Plan: The tangible products of this project will be: 1) tools to estimate link-level transportation energy consumption, and 2) an energy consumption density map. Results will be made available for use by transit agencies/mobility providers.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $46464
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747117

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

      Clemson University
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634

      University of South Carolina, Columbia

      502 Byrnes Building
      Columbia, SC  United States  29208

      Benedict College

      1600 Harden Street
      Columbia, South Carolina  United States  29204
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of South Carolina, Columbia

      502 Byrnes Building
      Columbia, SC  United States  29208
    • Project Managers:

      Chen, Yuche

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of South Carolina, Columbia

      502 Byrnes Building
      Columbia, SC  United States  29208

      Benedict College

      1600 Harden Street
      Columbia, South Carolina  United States  29204
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chen, Yuche

      Comert, Gurcan

      Huynh, Nathan

    • Start Date: 20181201
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01690757
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747117
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 11 2019 3:56PM