A MULTIPLE-MODE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK DESIGN MODEL. VOLUME II. (CHAPTERS 3 THROUGH 5)

A description is given of the optimal multi-modal network operations model. The function of this model is essentially to accept as specified inputs certain characteristics of the fixed network of the transportation system, including characteristics of the common carrier terminals, highway interchanges, and highway and common carrier links. It then synthesizes an optimal plan of operation for the system, minimizing costs subject to achievement of the desired levels of effectiveness. The model internally predicts certain consequences of the actual choice variables, mainly related to the demand for transportation and the effect of changes in the transportation network upon the region served. Current estimates of unit costs and the sources of this cost information are outlined and explained. Three example applications of the Optimal Multi-Mode Network Operations Model are applied to situations in the Northeast Corridor. The purpose is to present information in sufficient detail so that an understanding of the model's features is obtained.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on the Network Synthesis Model Developed as a Part of the Contract The Development of a Geographic Transportation Network Generation and Evaluation Model. See also Volume 1, PB-197 277 and Volume 3, PB-197 279.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Transportation Center, Leverone Hall
    Evanston, IL  USA  60201
  • Authors:
    • Morlok, E K
    • Nihan, N L
    • SULLIVAN, R F
  • Publication Date: 1969-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 225 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00063339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-7-35524
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM