Date of Award
Urban and Regional Planning
Planning and Urban Studies
Dr. Bethany Stich
Dr. David Gladstone
Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) provides a great platform for the planners to reduce environmental externalities from auto. We now have access to real time data. We have been using shortest path to provide route choice to the user. But we have the potential to add more variables in choosing routes. Real time data can be used to measure carbon di-oxide emission during a trip. Also, fuel efficiency can be measured using the real time data. Planners should use this potential of ITS to reduce the environmental impact. This paper thus try to evaluate if considering three variables shortest path, environmental impact and fuel efficiency together instead of only shortest path will change the route choice or not. It provides case studies on different types of routes and between different sets of origin /destination to evaluate the combined influence of these three variables on route choice.
Islam, Syed R., "Cumulative Impact of Shortest Path, Environment and Fuel Efficiency on Route Choice: Case Studies with Real-Time Data" (2016). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2162.
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