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

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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
Country/TerritoryMexico
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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