Demand learning and supply optimization for last-mile transportation in disadvantaged neighborhoods

We identified two key operational issues faced by the Heritage Community Transportation (HCT): high cost, and long rider wait times. We propose adding flexibility in HCT's fleet portfolio and routes to simultaneously address such issues. The project will collect data on demand patterns, develop new theory, and provide practical policy recommendations. It also provides faculty and students the opportunity to conduct research with a transportation provider whose mission is to serve our region's most vulnerable populations.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $90000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Center Program
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  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, Peter

  • Start Date: 20210701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01776445
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 12 2021 3:04PM