Optimized Development Of Urban Transportation Networks (Core Project)
This report presents improved methods for planning and scheduling interrelated improvements in transportation networks. Due to the complexity of the relevant evaluation functions, which cannot be optimized with classical calculus techniques, the proposed methods rely on customized genetic algorithms for optimizing the selection, sequencing and scheduling of the interrelated alternatives. Three applications to urban transportation networks are presented in journal papers which are included in appendices. The papers demonstrate the applicability of the proposed methods to urban road networks, to intersections in urban road networks and to the development of urban rail transit networks.
Outputs and Outcomes
The methods developed and tested in this project are already usable for evaluating, selecting and scheduling interrelated network improvement projects.
Universities and Sponsoring Organizations Involved
University of Maryland, College Park
U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary-Research
Paul Schonfeld (UMD), Email: email@example.com
Funding Sources and Amounts
USDOT: $36,000, University of Maryland: $36,000 (Match)
Network Development, Network Optimization, Project Scheduling, Interrelated Projects