Elise Miller-Hooks

Network Design of Vehicle Sharing Systems

Project 28This research effort seeks to develop a network modeling framework to support quantitative assessment and design of vehicle sharing systems based on probabilistic information on demand, modal preferences, and the existing transit system configuration. A detailed representation of demand and supply processes and their interaction will be developed. A mathematical program to determine optimal system configuration will be formulated. The developed framework will be applied to a real-world case study to illustrate key concepts and perform sensitivity analysis. The analysis results will aid transit planners in assessing the impact of VSP's on their transit network. In addition, the framework aids VSP operators seeking optimal design systems that serve as 'last-mile' links of a transit network.

Award Period:
Oct. 2009 – Sept. 2010
Source of Funding:
Mid-Atlantic University Transportation Center, United States Department of Transportation
PI on subaward and main contract
Total Award Amount:

Project 28


Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

Phone: 703.993.1685
Email: miller@gmu.edu

Office: 4614 Nguyen Engineering Building

Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 6C1
Fairfax, VA 22030


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