Multimodal Investment Analysis

Project Summary

With passage of the The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 state and regional transportation programs in the United States have placed increased emphasis on planning system improvements from a multimodal perspective. However, most of the planning methods and tools available to transportation planners were developed to address needs from the perspective of a single mode. The purpose of this project is to develop a multimodal transportation investment analysis methodology that will permit the analysis of transportation investmenyts from a systemwide perspective.

Phase One involved the review of transportation planning literature and review of existing planning methods, plus the development of a conceptual multimodal transportation investment analysis model.

Phase Two involved the mathematical specification of the model, as well as the identification and evaluation of data sources needed to make the model operational.

Research Team

Principal Investigator: Clyde K. Walter:cwalter@iastate.edu
Project Manager: Tim Strauss, CTRE
DOT Technical Monitor: Mike Lipsman: mlipsma@max.state.ia.us
Graduate Assistant: Sujaya Rathi: sujaya@iastate.edu
Graduate Assistant: Takehiro Misawa: takehiro@iastate.edu

 

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