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Title:Managing pavement in a busy urban highway network
Author(s):Schintler, Laurie A.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Donaghy, Kieran P.
Department / Program:Urban and Regional Planning
Discipline:Urban and Regional Planning
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Civil
Urban and Regional Planning
Abstract:In this dissertation, two dynamic transportation models are formulated and analyzed. When employed in optimal control exercises, these models determine for some metropolitan highway a set of optimal transportation policies, specifically relating to the problem of pavement management. The first model characterizes over some medium-range planning horizon changes in peak-period traffic volumes, pavement conditions, vehicle miles traveled, and volatile organic compounds emissions. When used in optimal control exercises, this model determines the sequence and timing of maintenance, lane expansion, and transportation demand management measures which will achieve desired peak-period traffic levels, reduce VMTs and VOC emissions to levels mandated by the Clean Air Act amendments, and maintain pavement conditions at acceptable design standards. The second model determines for some medium-range planning horizon, the sequence and timing of highway reconstruction, given some predetermined program of maintenance expenditures, lane expansion, and transportation demand management measures, that minimizes agency costs and system travel times. Numerical simulations of both models are performed, and for the latter, a sensitivity analysis conducted.
Issue Date:1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Schintler, Laurie A.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9712430
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9712430

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