A Computer-Aided Decision Support System for Making Locational Decisions, 1990

(1990) A Computer-Aided Decision Support System for Making Locational Decisions, 1990. Transportation, Department of


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This report is the product of a first-year research project in the University Transportation Centers Program. This project was carried out by an interdisciplinary research team at The University of Iowa's Public Policy Center. The project developed a computerized system to support decisions on locating facilities that serve rural areas while minimizing transportation costs. The system integrates transportation databases with algorithms that specify efficient locations and allocate demand efficiently to service regions; the results of these algorithms are used interactively by decision makers. The authors developed documentation for the system so that others could apply it to estimate the transportation and route requirements of alternative locations and identify locations that meet certain criteria with the least cost. The system was developed and tested on two transportation-related problems in Iowa, and this report uses these applications to illustrate how the system can be used.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Algorithms, Databases, Decision making, Facilities, Information processing, Rural areas, Transportation planning, Universities and colleges
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Traffic Management
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
ID Code: 22447
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2016 19:44
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 19:44
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22447