Development of models to determine impacts of telecommuting on transport systems and environment

This study develops computation models to examine impacts of telecommuting on transport systems and environment for both macro and micro levels. Models have been developed as tools to analyse transport policy and transport control systems relating to telecommuting. For transport policy development, four performance evaluation models have been attempted to examine the reduction of traffic congestion, vehicle-km travelled, travel time and pollution of transport networks. These computation models are developed consistent with empirical data from the literature for the aggregate assessments. In this thesis these models are called macro-level assessment models. For operation and control, a model to determine changes of flow pattern by telecommuting is proposed. This model applies traffic engineering theory referred to as the network equilibrium problem. This model accounts for impacts at road link level and it is called the micro-level assessment model. This study also proposed a definition and a classification of telecommuting to serve the development of models mentioned above. The proposed definition is presented by the precise approach and the approach based on characteristics of telecommuting. A new classification is necessary due to impacts of full-day and part-day telecommuting on transport and environment being different. The proposed classification distinguishes between full-day and part-day telecommuting instead of full time and part time telecommuting as in previous studies. This framework is applied to develop computational models. Numerical examples of the macro-level assessment models are demonstrated for data of New South Wales and Ho Chi Minh City.

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  • Accession Number: 01339160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ARRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 9 2011 9:57AM