Multimodal Investment Analysis Methodology, Phase One: The Conceptual Model, 1998

(1998) Multimodal Investment Analysis Methodology, Phase One: The Conceptual Model, 1998. Transportation, Department of


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The purpose of this project is to develop an investment analysis model that integrates the capabilities of four types of analysis for use in evaluating interurban transportation system improvements. The project will also explore the use of new data warehousing and mining techniques to design the types of databases required for supporting such a comprehensive transportation model. The project consists of four phases. The first phase, which is documented in this report, involves development of the conceptual foundation for the model. Prior research is reviewed in Chapter 1, which is composed of three major sections providing demand modeling background information for passenger transportation, transportation of freight (manufactured products and supplies), and transportation of natural resources and agricultural commodities. Material from the literature on geographic information systems makes up Chapter 2. Database models for the national and regional economies and for the transportation and logistics network are conceptualized in Chapter 3. Demand forecasting of transportation service requirements is introduced in Chapter 4, with separate sections for passenger transportation, freight transportation, and transportation of natural resources and commodities. Characteristics and capacities of the different modes, modal choices, and route assignments are discussed in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 concludes with a general discussion of the economic impacts and feedback of multimodal transportation activities and facilities.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Agriculture, Analysis, Commodities, Data warehouses, Databases, Demand, Economic impacts, Economics, Freight transportation, Geographic information systems, Improvements, Intercity transportation, Investments, Logistics, Mode choice, Multimodal transportation, Natural resources, Passenger transportation, Routes, Transportation modes
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Mass transit
Transportation > Motor vehicles
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
ID Code: 22102
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 13 May 2016 18:34
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 18:34