Integrating Management of Truck and Rail Systems in Los Angeles
This project will develop models to optimize the balance of freight demand across rail and truck modes over two years. The first year will be collecting data on Southern California rail operations. The second year will be to perform a detailed simulation analysis to determine the capacity of the rail network. Given this capacity we will determine the amount of freight flow that can be shifted from truck to rail. We will also build a model to estimate the increase in freight flow that can be accommodated for a given rail capacity expansion.