CURRENT PROJECTS ONLINE:

 

Evaluation Study of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Value Pricing Initiative

 

Integrative Freight Market Simulation (NSF-ETI and NSF-CAREER Award)

 

Potential for Off-Peak Deliveries to Commercial Areas

 

Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Transportation Sciences (PASI-TS)

 


1.      Current projects

v     DRU: Contending with Materiel Convergence: Optimal Control, Coordination, and Delivery of Critical Supplies to the Site of Extreme Events” (National Science Foundation CMMI-0624083); January 2007-December 2010; Professors Tricia Wachtendorf and Satish Ukkusuri are Co-PIs; Total budget=$749,298). This project focuses on the development of new paradigms of supply chain modeling integrating social sciences and logistics.

v      SGER: Characterization of the Supply Chains in the Aftermath of an Extreme Event: The Gulf Coast Experience” (National Science Foundation CMMI-0554949); February 2006-January 2008; Professors Tricia Wachtendorf and Satish Ukkusuri are Co-PIs; Total budget=$90,482). This project gathered perishable data about formal and emergent supply chains after Katrina.

v     “Synthesis of Freight Origin-Destination Matrices from Intelligent Transportation Systems Data (CAREER Award, CAREER- 0245165)” (National Science Foundation; March 2001- February 2008; Total budget = $375,000). This project intends to develop techniques to dynamically estimate OD matrices from ITS data for traffic control and planning purposes.

v     Director of the Center for Intermodal Freight Mobility and Security (jointly with the University of Maryland); 2005- Funded by the Federal Highway Administration (Total budget: $700,0000). This project focuses on the development of new modeling paradigms for freight security and mobility analyses.

v     "Dynamic Game Theoretic Models for Urban Freight Systems” (National Science Foundation CMS-0324380); August 2003-July 2007; Professors Terry Friesz and Warren Powell, Co-PIs; Total budget=$482,611). This project intends to develop a new formulation for urban goods processes based on dynamic game theory.

v     "Impacts of Extreme Events:  A Systematic Analysis of Individual Travel Choice Decisions” (National Science Foundation; CMS-0301391, May 2003-February 2007; Professors Robert Paaswell and Chandra Bhat are Co-PIs; Total budget: $249,573). This project assessed changes on passenger travel behavior produced by the 9/11 attack.

2.      Completed projects

v     "Potential for Off-Peak Deliveries to Commercial Areas" (New York State Department of Transportation, January 2003-December 2006) (Total budget = $300,000). This project focuses on the definition of policies aimed at increasing off-peak deliveries to commercial areas in New York City .

v      “Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Transportation Sciences” (National Science Foundation OISE-0418035); August 2004-July 2005; Professor George List is Co-PI; Total budget=$97,060). This project intends to create the foundations for long term collaboration between American and Latin American scientists.

v      “Evaluation Study of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Value Pricing Initiative” (Federal Highway Administration Value Pricing Program January 2002 – March 2005; Total budget = $750,000). This project intends to assess behavioral and systemwide impacts of the pricing initiative at the PANYNJ facilities.

v     “Evaluation Study of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s Value Pricing Initiative” (Federal Highway Administration Value Pricing Program; January 2002 – June 2005; Total budget = $450,000). This project intends to assess behavioral and systemwide impacts of the pricing initiative at the NJTA facilities.

v      “Impacts of Extreme Events on Passenger Travel Behavior” (Professor R. Paaswell is Co-Principal Investigator) (National Science Foundation; April 1, 2002 – March 31, 2003; Total budget = $50,000). This project assessed changes on passenger travel behavior produced by the 9/11 attack.

v      “Integrative Freight Market Simulation” (National Science Foundation, CMS-1079266; September 2000-August 2002; Total budget = $84,500). This project developed a new modeling framework for freight movements on the basis of a market equilibrium formulation.

v      “Human Factors in Nighttime Construction Zones” (New Jersey Department of Transportation; October 2000-February 2001; Total budget = $85,000). This project focused on analyzing human factors in nighttime construction zones to define strategies to mitigate the negative impacts upon workers.

v     “North East Intermodal Transportation Corridor” (September, 2000- March 2001). This project included freight demand modeling for the New York City metropolitan region (funded by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ).

v     New Jersey 's Links to the 21st Century” (Professor R. Paaswell, Co-Principal Investigator) (New Jersey Department of Transportation; January 2000-December 2002; Total budget = $650,000). This project modeled the relationship between economic development and transportation to help define transportation policy.

v     “Strategic Plan for the Development of the Regional Freight Model” (New York Metropolitan Transportation Council; January 2000-May 2001; Total budget = $100,000). This multiuniversity research project defined a development process for the regional freight model to be developed by NYMTC.

v     “Truck-Trip Generation at Marine Container Terminals” (PSC-CUNY; August 1999-July 2001; Total budget = $20,000) As part of this project, conducted in collaboration with the American Association of Port Authorities, data was collected and models of truck-trip generation at container terminals were developed.

v     “Operational Evaluation of the Integrated Incident Management System (IIMS)” (New York State Department of Transportation; 2000-2002; Total budget = $110,000). This project conducted a before and after analyses of the impacts of the IIMS on interagency communication.

v     “Demand Modeling for the Anillo Metropolitano Project,” Guatemala (January-June 1999). This project included the demand modeling and forecast (both freight and passengers) of a major bypass road in Guatemala City .

v     “Analysis of the Transportation Alternatives for the Grain Terminal,” Dominican Republic , April-July 1991. It included the analysis of the terminal operations, multimodal alternatives, logistics and inventory policy for a new grain terminal.

v     “Analysis of the Santo Domingo-San Cristóbal Highway ,” Dominican Republic , January-May 1989. It included demand forecast, analysis of the alternatives and the economic analysis.

v     “National Study of the Service Sector in the Dominican Republic ,” November 1988-February 1989. Financed by UNCTAD, this project focused on the assessment of the impacts of free market policies upon the transportation system, tourism and export sector. This analysis helped shape the governmental position at the Uruguay Round of GATT.

v     Panama 's National Transportation Plan,” January-April 1988. It consisted of the calibration of the modal split models, analysis of the intermodal corridors, economic analysis of airport projects (including the Marcos Gelabert airport), pipelines, railroads and port projects (including port simulation), and formulation of the final investment plan.

v     “Formulation of the Widening Project of the Simon Bolivar Avenue ,” Dominican Republic , August-November 1987. It included the design of alternatives, demand forecast and economic analysis.

v     “Institutional Development of the Dominican Port Authority,” Dominican Republic , September-October 1987. It included demand forecast for the port system and the corresponding simulations, under contract with PRC-Harris. This project was financed by Interamerican Development Bank.

v     “Rehabilitation Project of Rural Roads (Loan 98-FIDA-World Bank),” Dominican Republic , August-October 1987. It was comprised of the data collection planning, inspection of 300 km of rural roads, the definition of the alternatives and their economic analysis. This project was financed by the World Bank.

v     “Economic Analysis of the Extension of the J.F. Kennedy Avenue ,” Dominican Republic , May-June 1987. It included the demand forecast and the economic analysis.

v     “Ex-post analysis of the Nunez de Caceres Avenue ,” Dominican Republic , May 1987. It included the demand forecast and the economic analysis.

v     “Urban Plan for the Northern Zones of Santo Domingo City ,” Dominican Republic , March-April 1987. This project considered the settlement of 250,000 people over a five year period. The transportation plan for this urban development was developed.

v     “Evaluation of 180 km. of Rural Roads,” Dominican Republic , March-April 1987. Under contract with the Interamerican Development Bank, it included the formulation and economic evaluation of the alternatives.

v     “Diagnosis and Perspectives of the Arterial System of Santo Domingo City ,” Dominican Republic , January-February 1987. It was comprised of the comprehensive analysis of the transportation needs and the demand forecast for the network, oriented to the analysis for the project of the fourth bridge over the Ozama river.

v     “Transportation Demand Forecast,” January-August 1986, Transportation Planning Department, Ministry of Public Works, Dominican Republic. It included the calibration of the demand models and the definition of the alternatives.

v     “Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Plan,” January-December 1986, Transportation Planning Department, Ministry of Public Works , Dominican Republic . It included the diagnosis of the network, the formulation of alternatives, and the implementation of a Pavement Management System.

v     “Definition of the Fiscal Policy for the Transportation Sector,” November 1986-May 1987, Transportation Planning Department Ministry of Public Works , Dominican Republic .

v     “Analysis of the Railway Project La Vega-Santo Domingo,” Dominican Republic , August, 1985. Under contract with DELCANDA Intl. the demand forecast for passengers and freight was done.

v     “Definition of the Optimum Policy of Truck Import,” Dominican Republic , January 1983-August 1984. It included the definition of the import policy, the forecast of transportation demand and supply, (including the development of fleet deterioration models), and the development of a simulation system for the analysis of the alternatives and the quantification of their impacts.

v     “Comprehensive Study of the Transportation System of the Capital Region,” Venezuela , June 1983- August 1984. The purpose of this study was the definition of an integrated policy of land use and transportation that contributes to the decentralization of Caracas .

v     “Comprehensive Study of the Transportation System of the East Coast of the Maracaibo Lake ,” Venezuela , February-May, 1983. It included the analysis of different policies of land use and transportation by using transportation and land use integrated models.

v     “Institutional Study of the Ministry of Public Works,” Dominican Republic , 1982. It encompassed traffic studies, the definition of the optimum axle load for the highway system, and the analysis of the toll system.

v     “Planning of the O-D Survey of Santo Domingo City ,” Dominican Republic , December 1980-April 1981. It included the definition of the statistical frame and planning of the data collection process.

v     “Traffic Signal Coordination for the John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln Avenues,” Dominican Republic , October-November 1979. It included the design of the system and the economic analysis.