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Traffic Management in Urban Areas under Freight Regulatory Initiatives

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Traffic Management in Urban Areas under Freight Regulatory Initiatives

Bhuiyan, Mohammad Fozlul Haque (2011) Traffic Management in Urban Areas under Freight Regulatory Initiatives. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The increasing awareness of non-sustainable impacts of urban freight movements on city traffic congestion, environment, and economy has boosted the amount of research in this area in recent years. Implementation of freight regulatory initiatives (policies) such as access-timing-sizing restrictions has become very important to deal with the nuisances associated with freight transport in cities. There is a lack of holistic understanding of the implications of freight transport policies on traffic management and no specific methodology aimed at analyzing, planning, and implementing urban freight regulatory policies exists in literature. In this thesis, we address the problem of evaluating and implementing freight regulatory initiatives for better traffic management in cities. The first part of the thesis presents an integrated approach based on microscopic traffic simulation and design of experiments for evaluating and selecting freight restriction policies for a specific city. In the second part, a conceptual implementation model is proposed for implementing the selected freight restriction policies by addressing the decentralized urban freight management problem and socioeconomic values of freight from cities point of view.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Bhuiyan, Mohammad Fozlul Haque
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Quality Systems Engineering
Date:28 March 2011
Thesis Supervisor(s):Awasthi, Anjali and Wang, Chun
Keywords:Access restriction, Auctions, Box-Behnken design, City logistics, Design of Experiments, Impact assessment, Iterative bidding, Multilateral negotiation, Optimization, Timing restriction, Traffic Simulation, Transportation scheduling, Urban Freight Management, Vehicle sizing restriction.
ID Code:7189
Deposited By:MOHAMMAD FOZLUL BHUIYAN
Deposited On:09 Jun 2011 10:41
Last Modified:29 Nov 2011 16:29
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Anjali Awasthi
Assistant Professor
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Room: EV6.221
Phone:(+1) 514-848-2424 ext: 5622
Fax:(+1) 514-848-3171
E-mail: awasthi@ciise.concordia.ca

Chun Wang
Assistant Professor
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Room: EV6.223
Phone:(+1) 514-848-2424 ext: 5628
Fax:(+1) 514-848-3171
E-mail: cwang@ciise.concordia.ca
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