(Lecture, Dec 24, 26)Selection and Scheduling of Interrelated Improvements for Transportation System Development
time: 2018-12-21


Report 1:Selection and Scheduling of Interrelated Improvements for Transportation System Development

Report 2:Integration and Transfer Coordination for Multi-modal Transportation Systems


Report 1:Dec 24, 2018, 10:00-12:00

Report 2:Dec 26, 2018, 10:00-12:00


Venue: Conference Room 604, Building of Transportation, Wushan Campus

Speaker: Prof. Paul Schonfeld from University of Maryland, College Park

Welcome all the teachers and students to attend this lecture!

Speaker Introduction:

Dr. Paul Schonfeld, a professor at the University of Maryland, is a well-known scholar in the US communications engineering community, working on issues related to road networks, traffic management systems, public transportation systems, freight logistics, inland waterways and airports. He graduated from the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) with a master's degree and received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978. Paul Schonfeld was the head of the Transportation Engineering Department at the University of Maryland for 19 years. He has hosted several US Natural Science Foundation projects and published more than 480 papers. More than 20 PhD students have been awarded tenure, and served as the Journal of Editor and deputy editor of Advanced Transportation and ASCE's Journal of Transportation Engineering. He received the ASCE’s 2018 James Laurie Prize for Transportation Engineering Professional Achievement.

Lecture introduction:

Report 1:

Selecting and scheduling interrelated alternatives have many applications in engineering, management, operations research and other important fields but are still insufficiently developed. Such methods will be presented for evaluating, selecting, sequencing and scheduling interrelated alternatives for developing transportation systems, while dealing with uncertainties and financing considerations. Application-specific methods for evaluating various systems are combined with general algorithms for selecting and scheduling improvements. Applications will be discussed for road network improvements (e.g. widened links, new links and expanded intersections), public transportation systems, inland waterways and airports.

Report 2:

Since different transportation modes have different advantages and disadvantages, considerable synergies are achievable from properly integrating their design and operations. In single-mode as well as multi-mode transportation systems significant benefits may be achieved by relying on transfers among routes, especially if those transfers are efficiently scheduled and managed. Such methods will be presented for planning, scheduling and real-time control of passenger and freight transportation systems relying on transfers among modes or routes. Additional factors affecting system efficiency, including reliability, demand spreading over time and relations between fixed-route and flexible-route services, will also be discussed.