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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-11-0049
Project Name:   Multimodal Connectivity Options for a Future Seamless Transportation System
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  June 19, 2011
End Date:  January 18, 2013
Contact Information
Last Name:  White
First Name:  Karen
Telephone:  202-493-2222
E-mail:  karen.white@dot.gov
Office:  
Team:   HPTS [HPTS]
Program:   Exploratory Advanced Research
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Policy Studies, Analysis, and Outreach
Project Description:   The objective is to harness emerging information technologies in an innovative use of computational thinking to develop a new type of decentralized┬átransportation system, the transportation market, capable of real-time allocation of resources. The premise is that an intelligent use of traffic information will help users make decisions that will tap into unused vehicle capacity, radically transforming the way people use transportation systems.
Goals:   The objective is to harness emerging information technologies in an innovative use of computational thinking to develop a new type of decentralized┬átransportation system, the transportation market, capable of real-time allocation of resources. The premise is that an intelligent use of traffic information will help users make decisions that will tap into unused vehicle capacity, radically transforming the way people use transportation systems.
Test Methodology:   simulation
Expected Benefits:   Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms:   Research
Information Technology
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Traveler Information and Communication Systems
Forecasting
Policy
FHWA Disciplines:   Planning
None
Subject Areas:   Planning and Forecasting
Policy

 

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