Time4trucks - Cooperative time regulation of road freight transportation in urban areas for reducing bottlenecks

Gerald J. Aschauer, Friedrich Starkl

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Abstract

Currently, road infrastructure, particularly in urban areas, reaches its capacity limits during the rush hour periods and the consequence is severe congestion and bottlenecks. Since road capacity cannot be extended to match projected traffic growth, innovative organizational solutions need to be developed. Time4trucks provides a methodology to remove truck traffic from the rush hour periods through a co-operative approach amongst road operators and the industry. Traffic simulation is used to reschedule trucks, which can save time and costs and also reduce emissions. Road capacity is used more efficiently and capital expenditure for road construction can be avoided or at least postponed. Furthermore, the elimination or at least reduction of congestion and bottlenecks lead to competitive advantages for industry, business parks, and the entire urban area and also benefits the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6242-6250
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Bottlenecks
  • Congestion
  • Logistics
  • Methodology
  • Road freight transportation
  • Rush hour periods

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