Development of a multi-resolution large-scale vehicular traffic simulation and assignment model to assess impact of port-of-entry on regional infrastructure

Jorge A. Villalobos, Yi Chang Chiu, Patrick L. Gurian, Josiah Mc C. Heyman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Land border ports-of-entry (POE) are critical in both national and regional terms. By offering legal and safe crossing points, they help integrate people and economies between nations. As security continues to take a more prominent role, the impacts of periodically heightened security measures generate substantial short-term and long-term impacts on economy and social-demographic activities on border cities. Such impacts have not been well understood as most prior studies apply infrastructure component based approaches without a broader view of spatial and temporal impact of the POE on the regional infrastructure. This paper discusses the development of the multi-resolution large-scale vehicular traffic simulation and assignment model to enhance this modeling capability. The utilization of mesoscopic/microscopic modeling techniques integrates the simulation-based queuing and regional traffic simulation assignment approaches. Empirical results highlight the capability of the developed model in capturing the dynamic interactions of a complex transportation system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference
EditorsL. Soibelman, F. Pena-Mora
Pages1527-1538
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Oct 31 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Jul 12 2005Jul 15 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2005 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering

Other

Other2005 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period7/12/057/15/05

Keywords

  • Dynamic Traffic Assignment
  • Multi-Resolution
  • Port of Entry
  • Queuing
  • Traffic Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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