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Quantification of Infrastructure Consumption under Different Axle Configurations and Wheel Loads
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2016 ... by Ambarish Banerjee and Maria Burton and Jorge Prozzi · Recent developments in the energy sector in Texas, in particular oil, gas and wind energy, have resulted in increased volumes of traffic generated in areas such as the Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Permian Basin, the Texas Panhandle, and others. In the case of oil and gas,
2016-600451-00071-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/16/600451-00071-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00071-1.pdf
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Boundary Conditions Estimation on a Road Network Using Compressed Sensing
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2016 ... by Michele Simoni [and three others] · This report presents a new boundary condition estimation framework for transportation networks in which the state is modeled by a first order scalar conservation law. Using an equivalent formulation based on Hamilton-Jacobi equation, we pose the problem of estimating the boundary
2016-600451-00090-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/16/600451-00090-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00090-1.pdf
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The Contribution of Micro- and Macro-texture to the Skid Resistance of Flexible Pavement
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2016 ... by Pedro A. Serigos [and four others] · Skid resistance is an important characteristic of the pavement surface to reduce the number of road accidents. The mechanisms involved in the activation of the frictional force required for a safe braking of the vehicle depend on both the macro- and the micro-texture of the pavement
2016-600451-00085-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/16/600451-00085-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00085-1.pdf
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Identifying the Local and Regional Travel Effects of Activity Centers in the Austin, Texas Area
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2015 ... By Principal Investigator, Ming Zhang; Research Assistants, Wenjia Zhang and Hao Pang · Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) have become increasingly interested in incorporating innovated land use planning and design into transportation plan-making. Many design ideas are recommended under the umbrella of the New
2015 600451-00088-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/15/600451-00088-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00088-1.pdf
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Changing Perceptions of Cycling in the African American Community to Encourage Participation in a Sport that Promotes Health in Adults
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2015 ... by Adriana Torcat, Talia McCray, Ph.D., Teri Durden, M.A. · This study introduces two interventions designed to influence perceptions of cycling among African Americans. Results from the 2001 National Household Transportation Survey reveal that African Americans cycle at two-thirds the rate of White and Hispanic Americans.
2015-600451-00084-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/15/600451-00084-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00084-1.pdf
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Impact of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) on Freight Flows in the Texas-Louisiana Megaregion
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2015 ... by Robert Harrison · This report addresses the benefits of maintaining the GIWW both in totality (5 States) and specifically between Texas and Louisiana since their coastal regions have been identified as a potential U.S megaregion. The chapters include a historical background and current conditions, the opportunities for raising
2015-600451-00080-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/15/600451-00080-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00080-1.pdf
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A Novel Approach to Modeling and Predicting Crash Frequency at Rural Intersections by Crash Type and Injury Severity Level
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2015 ... by Jun Deng, Marisol Castro, Chandra R. Bhat · Safety at intersections is of significant interest to transportation professionals due to the large number of possible conflicts that occur at those locations. In particular, rural intersections have been recognized as one of the most hazardous locations on roads. However, most models
2015 600451-00077-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/15/600451-00077-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00077-1.pdf
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Examining the Market Potential for Natural-Gas-Powered Trucks : Barriers and Opportunities for Promoting Environmental Sustainability and Economic Prosperity
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2014 ... by Ryan Hazlett, Lauren Cresswell · Over the past decade, public concerns have grown over America's energy use and production. Pushes towards more environmentally friendly and sustainable sources of energy have moved out of fringe politics and into mainstream political discourse. Advances in drilling technology and increased
2014-600451-00078-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00078-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00078-1.pdf
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Fatigue and Fracture Properties of Aged Binders in the Context of Reclaimed Asphalt Mixes
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2014 ... by Arash Motamed [and three others] · Evidence in the literature indicates that the stiffness of the asphalt binder increases and ductility of the binder decreases with oxidative aging. Typically for unmodified asphalt binders, increase in stiffness or decrease in ductility is regarded as detrimental to the fatigue cracking or fracture
2014-600451-00076-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00076-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00076-1.pdf
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Productivity-based Approach to Valuation of Transportation Infrastructure
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2014 ... by Diniece Peters and Zhanmin Zhang · Transportation infrastructure, a vital component to sustain economic prosperity, represents the largest public-owned infrastructure asset in the U.S. With over a trillion invested dollars invested into long-lived physical assets such as roads and bridges, transportation agencies are
2014-600451-00089-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00089-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00089-1.pdf
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Real-time Optimization of Passenger Collection for Commuter Rail Systems
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2014 ... by Yao Yu, Rand Machemehl and Shadi Hakimi · Commuter rail systems are being introduced into many urban areas as an alternative mode to automobiles for commuting trips. The shift from the auto mode to rail mode is anticipated to greatly help alleviate traffic congestion in urban road networks. However, the right-of-way of many
2014-600451-00082-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00082-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00082-1.pdf
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Policy Implications of Emerging Vehicle and Infrastructure Technology
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2014 ... by Peter J. Jin [and three others] · This report considers a broad range of emerging transportation technologies that have potential for enhancing travel on and operations of the Texas transportation system. It provides an overview of technology classifications and assesses the policy implications of emerging vehicle and
2014-600451-00087-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00087-1
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The Future of Fully Automated Vehicles : Opportunities for Vehicle- and Ride-Sharing, with Cost and Emissions Savings
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2014 ... Daniel J. Fagnant, Kara M. Kockelman · Fully automated or autonomous vehicles (AVs) hold great promise for the future of transportation. By 2020 Google, auto manufacturers and other technology providers intend to introduce self-driving cars to the public with either limited or fully autonomous capabilities. AVs may be able to
2014-600451-00081-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00081-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00081-1.pdf
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Cost-Efficiency of Highway Operations and Maintenance of Public-Private Partnerships
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2014 ... by Sergio E. Martinez and C. Michael Walton · While the literature on public-private partnerships (PPPs) argues that the private sector?s life-cycle approach to design and construction results in operational cost efficiencies, empirical support is missing. This study explored that issue by conducting a four-prong investigation.
2014-600451-00086-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00086-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00086-1.pdf
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Game-Theoretic Analysis of Dynamic Traffic Equilibria
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2014 ... By Stephen D. Boyles, Christopher Melson, Tarun Rambha, Jennifer C. Duthie · Dynamic traffic assignment has grown steadily in popularity and use since its inception. It has become an important and permanent tool in transportation agencies across the country. However, the exact nature of dynamic traffic equilibrium,
2014-600451-00079-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00079-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00079-1.pdf
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Real Time Freeway Incident Detection
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2014 ... by Moggan Motamed and Randy Machemehl · The US Department of Transportation (US-DOT) estimates that over half of all congestion events are caused by highway incidents rather than by rush-hour traffic in big cities. Real-time incident detection on freeways is an important part of any modern traffic control center operation because
2014-600451-00083-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/14/600451-00083-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00083-1.pdf
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Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Infrastructure : Survey of Experiences and Perceptions
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2013 ... by Sergio E. Martinez, Andrea Hall, and C. Michael Walton · The use of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for transportation infrastructure delivery has increased in the U.S. However, concerns about and opposition to these agreements exist due to a variety of factors. This paper explores the perceptions that a variety of PPP stakeholders
2013-600451-00072-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00072-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00072-1.pdf
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A Transportation Corridor Analysis Toolkit
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2013 ... by Dan P.K. Seedah [and four others] · The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act includes a number of provisions advocating improving the condition and performance of the national freight network through targeted investments and policies by the Department of Transportation and state agencies. Critical to this network
2013-600451-00066-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00066-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00066-1.pdf
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Transportation Revenue Impacts from a Changing Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet
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2013 ... by Andrea Hall, C. Michal Walton, and Peter J. Jin · Advanced fuel economies in both traditional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEs) and electric vehicles (EVs) have a strong influence on transportation revenue by reducing fuel consumption per vehicle and ultimately drawing down the amount of fuel tax revenue received. It is
2013-600451-00073-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00073-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00073-1.pdf
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Game Theory and Traffic Assignment
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2013 ... by Tarun Rambha, Stephen D. Boyles · Traffic assignment is used to determine the number of users on roadway links in a network. While this problem has been widely studied in transportation literature, its use of the concept of equilibrium has attracted considerable interest in the field of game theory. The approaches used in both
2013-600451-00065-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00065-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00065-1.pdf
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Future Mobility Demand in Megaregions : A National Study with a Focus on the Gulf Coast
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2013 ... by Ming Zhang, Wenjia Zhang · About three fourth of national population and wealth are concentered in the 11 megaregional areas that occupy one fourth of the land areas in the US. NHTS reveal that megaregions also concentrate current and future mobility demand. This report presents an approach that utilizes aggregate data for
2013-600451-00074-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC /13/ 600451-00074 -1
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New Spatial Multiple Discrete-Continuous Modeling Approach to Land Use Change Analysis
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2013 ... Subodh K. Dubey and Chandra R. Bhat · This report formulates a multiple discrete-continuous probit (MDCP) land-use model within a spatially explicit economic structural framework for land-use change decisions. The spatial MDCP model is capable of predicting both the type and intensity of urban development patterns over large
2013-600451-00063-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00063-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00063-1.pdf
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Life-cycle Energy Implications of Different Residential Settings : Recognizing Buildings, Travel, and Public Infrastructure
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2013 ... Brice Nichols and Kara Kockelman · The built environment can be used to influence travel demand, but very few studies consider the relative energy savings of such policies in context of a complex urban system. This analysis quantifies the day-to-day and embodied energy consumption of four different neighborhoods in Austin,
2013-600451-00067-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00067-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00067-1.pdf
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Cycling in the African American Community : Safety Training Guidelines and Findings
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2013 ... Talia McCray, Teri Durden, and Eileen Schaubert · This report is a program user's manual for the Cycling in the African American Community (CAAC) safety training intervention. The CAAC safety training intervention was designed to "nudge" more African Americans, who are often beginning cyclists or non-cyclists, to participate in a
2013-600451-00070-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00070-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00070-1.pdf
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Developing a GIS-Based Intersection Traffic Control Planning Tool
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2013 ... by Jack W. Bringardner, Mason D. Gemar, and Randy B. Machemehl · The purpose of this study was to include consideration for intersections into the previously created GIS traffic control planning tool. Available data for making intersection control calculations were collected and integrated into the design of the tool. The limitations
2013-600451-00069-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00069-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00069-1.pdf
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Simulation of Investment Returns of Toll Projects
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2013 ... by Weiyuan Yuwen and Zhanmin Zhang · This research develops a methodological framework to illustrate key stages in applying the simulation of investment returns of toll projects, acting as an example process of helping agencies conduct numerical risk analysis by taking certain uncertainties associated with toll projects into
2013-600451-00075-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00075-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00075-1.pdf
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Electric Vehicles and Public Charging Infrastructure : Impediments and Opportunities for Success in the United States
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2013 ... by Eric J. Borden and Leigh B. Boske · This report seeks to reach conclusions over the role that electric vehicles (EVs) and public charging infrastructure should play in the future U.S. transportation system As demonstrated in this report, electric vehicles are neither new nor technologically infeasible. Current circumstances
2013-600451-00064-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/600451-00064-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/600451-00064-1.pdf
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Evaluating the Impacts of the Panama Canal Expansion on Texas Gulf Ports
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2013 ... Robert Harrison and Manuel Trevino · This report covers a four-year period after contractors started work on the third set of locks, which in 2015 will effectively double the size of the ship using the Panama Canal. Many of the impacts linked to the new locks remain unknown (like lock fees, demand, and shipper response) but it
2013-476660-00062-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/13/476660-00062-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00062-1.pdf
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Quantification of the Effect of Maintenance Activities on Texas Road Network
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2012 ... by Jorge Prozzi and Ambarish Banerjee · Pavement structures are designed for a finite life, usually referred to as performance period. This performance period is typically between 20 to 25 years for flexible pavements and between 25 and 40 years for rigid pavements. After this period, the pavement is predicted to reach
2012-161125-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/12/161125-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161125-1.pdf
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Calibration of HERS-ST for Estimating Traffic Impact on Pavement Deterioration in Texas
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2012 ... by Jorge Prozzi, Ph.D · The Highway Economic Requirements System-State Version (or the HERS-ST) is a software package which was developed by the Federal Highway Administration as a tool for evaluating the performance of state highway systems. HERS-ST has the capabilities of estimating highway system performance
2012-169205-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/12/169205-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/169205-1.pdf
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Using Real Time Traveler Demand Data to Optimize Commuter Rail Feeder Systems
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2012 ... by Yao Yu and Randy Machemehl · This report focuses on real time optimization of the Commuter Rail Circulator Route Network Design Problem (CRCNDP). The route configuration of the circulator system – where to stop and the route among the stops – is determined on a real-time basis by employing adaptive Tabu Search to
2012-476660-00078-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/12/476660-00078-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00078-1.pdf
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Free-Floating Carsharing Systems : Innovations in Membership Prediction, Mode Share, and Vehicle Allocation Optimization Methodologies
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2012 ... by Katherine Kortum and Randy Machemehl · Free-floating carsharing systems are among the newest types of carsharing programs. They allow one-way rentals and have no set "homes" or docks for the carsharing vehicles; instead, users are permitted to drive the vehicles anywhere within the operating zone and leave the
2012-476660-00079-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/12/476660-00079-1
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The Design of a Comprehensive Microsimulator of Household Vehicle Fleet Composition, Utilization, and Evolution
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2012 ... by Rajesh Paleti, Naveen Eluru, Chandra R. Bhat, Ram M. Pendyala, Thomas J. Adler, Konstadinos G. Goulias · The report describes a comprehensive vehicle fleet composition, utilization, and evolution simulator that can be used to forecast household vehicle ownership and mileage by type of vehicle over time. The components of
2012-161120-1 [CTR] ... 161120-1
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Fracture Properties and Fatigue Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Binders
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2012 ... by Arash Motamed, Amit Bhasin, Anoosha Izadi · Several different types of modifiers are increasingly bring used to improve the performance of asphalt binders or to achieve desired mixture production characteristics (e.g., Warm Mix Asphalt). However, current Superpave performance specifications do not accurately reflect the
2012-161122-1 [CTR] ... 161122-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161122-1.pdf
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Getting the Parking Right for Transit-Oriented Development
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2012 ... by Ming Zhang, Ph.D.; Katie Mulholland, Jane Zhang, and Ana J. Gomez-Sanchez · Increasingly MPOs in Texas are incorporating Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) or similar concepts into their long-range plans for the purpose of achieving sustainable transportation. One major challenge to implementing these TOD-type strategies is
2012-161027-1 [CTR] ... 161027-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161027-1.pdf
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Predicting the Market Potential of Plug-in Electric Vehicles Using Multiday GPS Data
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2011 ... by Mobashwir Khan and Kara Kockelman · Detailed GPS data for a year’s worth of travel by 255 households from the Seattle area were used to investigate how plug-in electric vehicle types may affect adoption rates and use levels. The results suggest that a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) with 100 miles of range should meet
2011-161123-1 [CTR] ... 161123-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161123-1.pdf
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Opportunities and Challenges for High-Speed Rail Corridors in Texas
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2011 ... by Todd Carroll and C. Michael Walton · Texas features a growing economy and population. The state boasts a large and well-developed network of roads, freight railroads, and air facilities, which make the state a vital link in the movement of people and goods. However, as the state continues to grow in population and economic
2011-476660-00076-1 [CTR] ... 476660-00076-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00076-1.pdf
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Megaregion Freight Movements : A Case Study of the Texas Triangle
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2011 ... by Dan Seedah and Robert Harrison · U.S. population growth is predicted to substantially increase over the next 40 years, particularly in areas with large regional economies forecasted to contain over two-thirds of the national economic activity. In Texas, population growth from 2000 to 2040 is predicted to increase around 72% and
2011-476660-00075-1 [CTR] ... 476660-00075-1
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Understanding Emerging Commuting Trends in a Weekly Travel Decision Frame : Implications for Mega Region Transportation Planning
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2011 ... by Ming Zhang, Binbin Chen · National transportation statistics have shown the rise of long-distance, trans-regional commute (LDC/TRC) in the US. Four societal factors contribute to the trend: increase in dual earner households, advance in information and communications technologies, new concept of arranging work time weekly,
2011-161127-1 [CTR] ... 161127-1
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Operational and Vehicular Strategies for Reducing Fuel Consumption and GHG Emissions from Trucking
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2011 ... by Melissa Thompson and C. Michael Walton · Reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions is becoming increasingly important in the United States, and new legislation can be expected in the near future that will affect trucks either directly or indirectly. This work is a qualitative examination of operational strategies for
2011-476660-00072-1 [CTR] ... 476660-00072-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00072-1.pdf
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High Speed Rail : A Study of International Best Practices and Identification of Opportunities in the U.S.
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2011 ... by Beatriz Rutzen, C. Michael Walton · In the United States, passenger rail has always been less competitive than in other parts of the world due to a number of factors. Many argue that in order for a passenger rail network to be successful major changes in service improvement have to be implemented to make it more
2011-476660-00071-1 [CTR] ... 476660-00071-1
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Prioritization of Highway Maintenance Functions Using Multi-Attribute Decision Making with Fuzzy Pairwise Comparison
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2011 ... by Wenxing Liu and Zhanmin Zhang · As is the case for most of the Departments of Transportation in the U.S., the Texas Department of Transportation has been experiencing fluctuations of budget for maintaining and preserving its highway infrastructure over the recent years. If the maintenance budget shortfall lasts for an
2011-161128-1 [CTR] ... 161128-1
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The Economic Efficiency of Allowing Longer Combination Vehicles in Texas
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2011 ... by Bridget N. Bienkowski, C. Michael Walton · This paper shows the economic efficiency of allowing longer combination vehicles in Texas. First, an overview of the truck size and weight policies is explained, with an emphasis on those that affect Texas. Next, LCV operations in other countries are described. Then, an LCV scenario
2011-476660-00077-1 [CTR] ... 476660-00077-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00077-1.pdf
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Hybrid Distribution Trucks : Costs and Benefits
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2011 ... By Garrett Anderson and Robert Harrison · The respective populations of the United States and Texas are expected to significantly increase over to the next several decades, primarily in urban and metropolitan areas. Economists have also predicted that oil prices will rise in real terms during the same period. Air quality is getting
2011-476660-00080-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/11/476660-00080-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00080-1.pdf
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The Potential for Improving Rail International Intermodal Services in Texas and the Southwest Region of the United States
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2011 ... Robert Harrison and James Blaze · The report covers a period of great significance for railroading in the U.S. as it contains a number of milestones now shaping the future performance of the industry. The specific subject is improving intermodal service so that it can support state and regional highway planning, now facing severe
2011-473700-00076-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/11/473700-00076-1
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Impact of Performance Goals on the Needs of Highway Infrastructure Maintenance
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2011 ... by Sunny Jaipuria and Zhanmin Zhang, Ph.D. · Although it is widely accepted that establishing suitable performance goals is critical for system maintenance and preservation, a framework that considers the inter-relationship between conflicting objectives of minimum maintenance and rehabilitation costs, deferred maintenance
2011-169208-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/11/169208-1
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International Air Cargo Operations and Gateways : Their Emerging Importance to the State of Texas
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2011 ... by Dr. Leigh B. Boske and Hee Deok Cho · Air cargo transport has become particularly important in today’s expanding global economy for the movement of high-value goods such as electronics, computer components, precision equipment, medical supplies, auto parts, and perishables. Air cargo operations allow fast,
2011-167261-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/11/167261-1
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U.S. and Texas International Trade and Transportation
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2011 ... by Dr. Leigh B. Boske and Larry K. Anazia · This report examines various aspects of international trade, transportation, and foreign practices implemented facilitate and fund transport-related infrastructure. The report is composed of six chapters. The first chapter provides an overview of the U.S. international trade outlook. The
2011-161121-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/11/161121-1
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Optimal Infrastructure Maintenance Scheduling Problem Under Budget Uncertainty
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2011 ... by Lu Gao and Zhanmin Zhang, Ph.D. · This research addresses a general class of infrastructure asset management problems. Infrastructure agencies usually face budget uncertainties that will eventually lead to suboptimal planning if maintenance decisions are made without taking the uncertainty into consideration. It is
2011-161028-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/11/161028-1
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Development of Reliable Pavement Models
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2011 ... By José Pablo Aguiar-Moya, Jorge Prozzi · The current report proposes a framework for estimating the reliability of a given pavement structure as analyzed by the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG). The methodology proposes using a previously fit response surface, in place of the time-demanding implicit
2011-161025-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/11/161025-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161025-1.pdf
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The Light-Duty-Vehicle Fleet's Evolution : Anticipating PHEV Adoption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across the U.S. Fleet
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2011 ... Binny M. Paul, Kara M. Kockelman, Sashank Musti · The first part of this report relies on stated and revealed preference survey results across a sample of U.S. households to first ascertain vehicle acquisition, disposal, and use patterns, and then simulate these for a synthetic population over time. Results include predictions
2011-161023-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/11/161023-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161023-1.pdf
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Designing Fine Aggregate Mixtures to Evaluate Fatigue Crack-Growth in Asphalt Mixtures
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2011 ... by Anoosha Izadi, Arash Motamed and Amit Bhasin · Fatigue cracking is a significant form of pavement distress in flexible pavements. The properties of the sand-asphalt mortars or fine aggregate matrix (FAM) can be used to characterize the evolution of fatigue crack growth and self-healing in asphalt mixtures. This study compares
2011-161022-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/11/161022-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161022-1.pdf
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The Effect of Public Transit on Social Opportunities for Ethnic Minority Populations : Case Study of Huston-Tillotson University Students
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2011 ... by Talia M. McCray, Myung Kyung Chung, and Ana Julita Gomez Sanchez · Travel time to destinations in the Austin area continues to rise during both peak and off-peak hours. With increased congestion and higher gas prices, some individuals are traveling more selectively and viewing public transit as a cost-saving alternative to the
2011-161024-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/11/161024-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161024-1.pdf
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Impacts of Pending Federal Greenhouse Gas Legislation on the Texas Transportation Sector
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2010 ... by Dr. Leigh B. Boske, James T. Woodward · This 2010 study, funded by the SWUTC, assesses current regulatory attempts to mitigate climate change and how such proposed action would impact the Texas transportation sector economically. Social and political trends suggest the United States may soon join other United
2010-161021-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/161021-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161021-1.pdf
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Quantitative Characterization of Microstructure of Asphalt Mixtures
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2010 ... Amit Bhasin, Swapneel Badgekar and Anoosha Izadi · The microstructure of the fine aggregate matrix has a significant influence on the mechanical properties and evolution of damage in an asphalt mixture. However, very little work has been done to define and quantitatively characterize the microstructure of the asphalt mastic
2010-476660-00070-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC-10/476660-00070-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00070-1.pdf
5 MB
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Export Growth, Energy Costs, and Sustainable Supply Chains
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2010 ... Dan Seedah and Robert Harrison · The report examines sustainable supply chains in North America and the role played by rail intermodal operations in lowering ten-mile fuel and emission costs. It examines whether current systems favor imports over exports – a current complaint from some shippers – and whether the
2010- 476660-00069-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC 10/ 476660-00069-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00069-1.pdf
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Responses of Trucking Operations to Road Pricing in Central Texas
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2010 ... Beatriz Rutzen, Jolanda Prozzi and C. Michael Walton · In Texas, where traditional funding lags behind needs to maintain and improve the state’s infrastructure, much of the state’s new highway capacity is being financed through tolls. With Texas’s major cities already among the nation’s most congested, considerable growth in both
2010- 476660-00066-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC 10/ 476660-00066-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00066-1.pdf
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Towards an Integrated Pavement Design Approach : Using HWTD to Support the MEPDG
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2010 ... Sergey Grebenschikov and Jorge A. Prozzi · Variability of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) production can have drastic effects on pavement performance. A poor gradation or an inappropriate amount of asphalt binder could lead to early distresses and shorter pavement life. Other factors, such as the air void content in the asphalt layer, the
2010- 167274-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC 10/ 167274-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/167274-1.pdf
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A Road Pricing Methodology for Infrastructure Cost Recovery
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2010 ... Alison J. Conway and C. Michael Walton · The purpose of this research is to provide a theoretical framework for future commercial vehicle user-charging using real-time vehicle weight and configuration information collected using weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems. This work provides an extensive review of both mechanisms and
2010- 476660-00064-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/476660-00064-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00064-1.pdf
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Examining the Influence of Tolls on Commute Departure and Route Choice Behavior in the Chicago Region
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2010 ... Naveen Eluru, Rajesh Paleti and Chandra R. Bhat · In the United States, a significant number of individuals depend on the auto mode of transportation. The high auto dependency, in turn, has resulted in high auto travel demand on highways. The resulting traffic congestion levels, surging oil prices, the limited ability to address
2010- 169200-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/169200-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/169200-1.pdf
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A Comprehensive Examination of Heavy Vehicle Emissions Factors
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2010 ... Melissa Thompson [and three others] · This report summarizes the findings from reviewing the literature on several topics that are related to heavy vehicle emissions including engine and fuel types, vehicle technologies that can be used to reduce or mitigate vehicle emissions, the factors that affect vehicle emissions, vehicle
2010- 476660-00067-4 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/476660-00067-4
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00067-1.pdf
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Robust Pricing of Transportation Networks Under Uncertainty
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2010 ... Stephen D. Boyles, Lauren Gardner and S. Travis Waller · Both public and private entities are concerned with the impacts of future toll revenue, and the effects of tolled facilities on system congestion. Due to the inherent complexity of transportation systems, it is impossible to predict travel demand and congestion conditions exactly,
2010- 169206-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/169206-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/169206-1.pdf
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State Commercial Vehicle Security Enforcement : Operations, Technologies, and Barriers
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2010 ... Alison J. Conway and C. Michael Walton · This report details the results of a survey of state enforcement agencies concerning past, present, and future enforcement practices and advanced technology use for commercial vehicle security, as well as recommendations for future improvements. The study examines practices in 19 states,
2010- 473700-00074-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/473700-00074-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/473700-00074-1.pdf
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Predicting the Incremental Effects on Transit Ridership Due to Bus-On-Shoulder Operations
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2010 ... Eleni Pappas and Randy Machemehl · Bus-On-Shoulder (BOS) operations are an extremely effective method for increasing the quality of a bus service; allowing for a bus to use a freeway shoulder as a bypass lane not only decreases bus travel time but also increases the bus service’s overall performance. BOS has also been
2010- 476660-00073-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/476660-00073-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00073-1.pdf
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On Jointly Analyzing the Physical Activity Participation Levels of Individuals in a Family Unit Using a Multivariate Copula Framework
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2010 ... Ipek N. Sener, Naveen Eluru and Chandra R. Bhat · The report focuses on analyzing and modeling the physical activity participation levels (in terms of the number of daily “bouts” or “episodes” of physical activity during a weekend day) of all members of a family jointly. Essentially, we consider a family as a “cluster” of individuals
2010- 161020-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/161020-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161020-1.pdf
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Examining the Role of Trip Length in Commuter Decisions to Use Public Transportation
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2010 ... Yao Yu and Randy Machemehl · Traveler trip length has for years been used as a fundamental indicator of the best mix of transit modes and user perceptions of travel cost for transit versus auto. This study examines traveler trip lengths across transit modes, work trip duration frequency distributions and mode share distributions in
2010- 476660-00074-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/476660-00074-1
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http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/43000/43800/43853/476660-00074-1.pdf
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Network methods for project selection based on optimizing environmental impact
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2010 ... Erin M. Ferguson, Jennifer Duthie and S. Travis Waller · Traditionally, transportation road networks have been designed for minimal congestion. Unfortunately, such approaches do not guarantee minimal vehicle emissions. Given the negative impacts of vehicle pollutants as well as tighter national air quality standards, it is
2010- 161026-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/161026-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/161026-1.pdf
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Quantifying Travel Time Variability in Transportation Networks
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2010 ... Stephen D. Boyles, Avinash Voruganti and S. Travis Waller · Nonrecurring congestion creates significant delay on freeways in urban areas, lending importance to the study of facility reliability. In locations where traffic detectors record and archive data, approximate probability distributions for travel speed or other quantities of
2010- 167275-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/10/167275-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/167275-1.pdf
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Evolution of the Household Vehicle Fleet : Anticipating Fleet Composition, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Adoption and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions in Austin, Texas
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2009 ... Sashank Musti and Kara M. Kockelman · Automobile ownership plays an important role in determining vehicle use, emissions, fuel consumption, congestion and traffic safety. This work provides new data on ownership decisions and owner preferences under various scenarios, coupled with calibrated models to microsimulate Austin's
2009-169202-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/09/169202-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/169202-1.pdf
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Trip Internalization and Mixed-Use Development : A Case Study of Austin, Texas
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2009 ... Ming Zhang [and three others] · The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) in the Austin, TX region is incorporating a new regional growth concept, the Activity Centers for its Long-Range Transportation Plan. The planned Activity Centers would present such features as mixed uses, medium to high
2009-169207-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/09/169207-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/169207-1.pdf
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Multimodal Network Models for Robust Transportation Systems
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2009 ... Jennifer Duthie [and three others] · Since transportation infrastructure projects have a lifetime of many decades, project developers must consider not only the current demand for the project but also the future demand. Future demand is of course uncertain and should be treated as such during project design. Previous research for
2009-167867-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/09/167867-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/167867-1.pdf
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A Methodology for Incorporating Fuel Price Impacts into Short-term Transit Ridership Forecasts
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2009 ... Ashley R. Haire and Randy B. Machemehl · Anticipating changes to public transportation ridership demand is important to planning for and meeting service goals and maintaining system viability. These changes may occur in the short- or long-term; extensive academic work has focused on bettering long-term forecasting
2009-169203-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/09/169203-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/169203-1.pdf
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Vehicle and Driver Scheduling for Public Transit
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2009 ... Kristin Torrance, Ashley R. Haire and Randy B. Machemehl · The problem of driver scheduling involves the construction of a legal set of shifts, including allowance of overtime, which cover the blocks in a particular vehicle schedule. A shift is the work scheduled to be performed by a driver in one day, while a block is a sequence
2009-476660-00063-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/09/476660-00063-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/476660-00063-1.pdf
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Moving Toward Implementation : An Examination of Organizational and Political Structures of Transit-Oriented Development
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2009 ... Sharon Moses, Carol Abel Lewis, and Krystal Lastrape · The research explores the costs and impacts of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and addresses the rationale for designing transit-oriented neighborhoods. It also documents the outcomes and the impacts of implementing such projects and examines the perspective of the
2009-473700-00050-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/09/473700-00050-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/473700-00050-1.pdf
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Microsimluation of Household and Firm Behaviors : Anticipation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Austin, Texas
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2009 ... Sumala Tirumalachetty and Kara M. Kockelman · Anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be attributed to household and firm travel and building decisions. This study demonstrates the development and application of a microsimulation model for household and firm evolution and location choices overtime, along with
2009-167272-1 [CTR] ... SWUTC/09/167272-1
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http://swutc.tamu.edu/publications/technicalreports/167272-1.pdf
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