Elise Miller-Hooks

Approaches to Support Improved Roadway Performance in the Commonwealth

Project Abstract

VTRC LogoThis research effort contributes to efforts that seek to improve roadway performance in key areas of situational awareness, infrastructure investment and post-disaster operations, and contract design for P3 endeavors. The work is accomplished through three key thrusts: (1) graph-based artificial intelligence models to support transportation network modeling and facilitate more accurate simulation of a given traffic network with respect to the impact of traffic disruptions for improved forecasting and decision-making; (2) create mathematical models and algorithms to provide decision support for optimal preparedness investment and post-disaster roadway restoration scheduling for climate-related hazards, including sea level rise and flooding, where the key objectives are not only to prioritize actions that open roadways and allow repair crews in to restore critical lifeline services, but to prioritize those actions that will restore critical community services, such as power and water supply, as well as access, to needed facilities, such as hospitals, grocery stores, and fueling stations; and (3) examine the fate and impact of challenged public-private partnership (P3) projects across the U.S. and obtain lessons learned from other state experience for refining and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of its use of P3s for expanding, renewing and managing its roadways.

Award Period:
June 2021-May 2023
Source of Funding:
Virginia Transportation Research Center, Virginia Department of Transportation
PI: Elise Miller-Hooks, GMU

David Lattanzi, CoPI, GMU
Jonathan Gifford, CoPI, GMU

Total Award Amount:

Project 68


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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