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Mid-America Transportation Center

A Framework for the Nationwide Multimode Transportation Demand Analysis

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Researchers

  • Principal Investigator: Hojong Baik (baikh@mst.edu (573) 341-4693)
  • Project Status
    Complete
    Sponsors & Partners
  • Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
  • About this Project
    Brief Project Description & Background
    The main goal of this research is to develop a modeling framework that estimates the nationwide multi-modal transportation demand for the U.S. transportation system. Currently, no framework exists that analyzes both traveler trips and commodity flow simultaneously. This prevents researchers from consistently measuring the efficiency of the nationwide multimode transportation system. By analyzing existing frameworks, the resulting comprehensive framework can help consistently estimate demand across the nationwide multi-modal transportation system.
    Research Objective
    The main goal of this research project is to develop a modeling framework that estimates the nationwide multi-modal transportation demand for the U.S. transportation system.
    Potential Benefits
    The resulting framework will provide an analytical tool to estimate of multimode transportation demand but also to assess impacts of proposed multimodal transportation improvement plans.
    Abstract
    The main goal of this research is to develop a modeling framework that estimates the nationwide multi-modal transportation demand for the U.S. transportation system. The transportation demand includes both traveler trips and commodity flow, and the multimode transportation system contains the national highway, air transportation, rail transportation, and waterway transportation systems. This research will collect, investigate, and integrate the concepts and the results of existing studies conducted to evaluate multimode freight transportation demand. The resulting framework will offer an analytical tool not only to estimate multimode transportation demand but also to assess impacts of proposed transportation improvement plans in a more consistent, comprehensive way.
    Project Amount
    $ 24,816
    Modal Orientation
  • Highways
  • Multimodal Transportation
  • Railroad