Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
This study focuses on freight mobility in developing countries. System improvements depend on state of the art technologies to be deployed in the Transportation Infrastructure. Intelligent Transportation Systems and Commercial Vehicle Operation technologies (ITS/CVO) although a significant investment, offer many improvement alternatives. This study develops a framework for predicting the impact of new technologies on the global transportation system in developing countries. This is done in an effort to reduce cost and improve safety, efficiency and level of service.;The task will be divided into three sections. The first will entail looking at prediction from a global perspective. This will specify the elements that affect changes in flow volumes in a particular transportation system. The second section will look at the system from a conceptual view. Microeconomic theory is used to analyze the system. The third section will focus on implementation. This section will devise model formulation, what data to use, and how to use it. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Turk, Mazen, "Developing a framework for predicting the impact of ITS/CVO technology in developing countries" (2000). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1058.