Optimal policies for greenhouse gas emission minimization under multiple agency budget constraints in pavement management

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction has garnered special importance in recent times in the transportation sector, including pavement design and management. In this study, the authors incorporate this environmental objective in pavement management. The authors present an optimization problem to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under multiple budget constraints by determining joint management strategies for a range of heterogeneous interventions, including maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction. The authors propose a computationally efficient bottom-up solution algorithm, which is built on Lagrangian Relaxation and Dynamic Programming. Finally, the authors apply their findings to a real-world highway network in California, where the results show a potential GHG emissions reduction of 20% through an increased combined budget of 35% on the Pareto frontier.


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  • Accession Number: 01644422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2017 10:07AM