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In recent years, governments in many countries have begun privatizing infrastructure sectors. Some of the forces driving this movement have been a scarcity of public resources, an increase in the demand for services, a political trend toward the deregulation of infrastructure, and an expansion...
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) will soon start to be introduced into the transportation sector, thereby raising a host of issues related to their use, adoption and effects on the electricity sector. Their introduction has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the...
Increases in car ownership and usage have resulted in serious traffic congestion problems in many large cities worldwide. Innovative travel modes and services can play an important role in improving the efficiency and sustainability of transportation systems. In this study, we evaluate the...
Companies in every industry, including both manufacturers and service providers, must make decisions about their operational footprint -the amount of building space required for business needs such as storing inventory and equipment and providing work areas for employees. Changes to the existing...
With increased global competition, companies find that they must adjust and adapt to a supply chain model that incorporates more strategic suppliers. Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technology Corporation, is no different as it seeks to streamline selection of suppliers to satisfy their...
(cont.) by presenting two case studies both in the context of the Chicago Transit Authority. One study proposes an enhanced method of inferring the rail trip OD matrix from an origin-only AFC system to replace the routine passenger survey. The proposed algorithm takes advantage of the pattern of...
Models of urban traveler route choice are reviewed in the context of Intelligent Transportation Systems, particularly Advanced Traveler Information S ystems. Existing models suffer from assumptions of perfect information about travel conditions a nd infinite information processing capabilities...
Since 2000, the US airline industry has been in turmoil. The economic downturn, September 11 and other factors all have had a negative impact on the spending behavior of consumers, and consequently airlines have posted tremendous revenue losses. The objective of this thesis is to analyze fare...
In the first essay of this thesis, we extend the traditional decision analysis theory of buying price and selling price of a lottery. We allow the decision maker to rebalance his financial portfolio in the course of determination of a lottery's buying (selling) price. We build on the classical...
This thesis presents a study of the permissible groundwater infiltration rates in underground structures, the consequences of this leakage and the effectiveness of mitigation measures. Design guides and codes do not restrict, address or make clear recommendations for permissible inflows in...