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ISSN: 2046-0430
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e-ISSN: 2046-0449

A descriptive and prescriptive analysis on rail service subsidies in the China-Europe freight transportation market

This study delivers a descriptive and prescriptive analysis on rail service subsidies for China Railway Express (CRE) in the China-Europe freight transportation market. The analysis is conducted by...

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Evaluating Rail Transit Assignment Models in the Temporal Dimension: The Problem and Its Solution

Passenger flow is the foundation for urban rail transit (URT) operation. However, its calculated results from assignment models may deviate from the actual situation in both spatial and temporal dimensions,...

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Retaining Bus Riders: A Lifecycle Longitudinal Analysis of Behavioral Status Transitions from Entry to Exit

Amidst a global decline in bus ridership, this study pioneers a longitudinal approach to understanding individual-level transitions and churning in urban bus systems. Utilizing a novel framework that...

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Assessing the impact of bicycle infrastructure on safety and operations using microsimulation and surrogate safety measures: A case study in Downtown Atlanta

This research assessed the impact of efficiently expanding the biking network in Atlanta, Georgia, using dedicated lanes for bicycles. A total of three different conditions: existing, proposed (by the...

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Development and assessment of trajectory-based arterial through percent arrivals on red for arterial signal coordination performance evaluation

Efficient traffic signal system management plays a pivotal role in reducing traffic congestion and improving traffic mobility on urban roads. The applications of the Automated Traffic Signal Performance...

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Evaluating the influence of volumetric properties on back-calculated asphalt layer moduli using falling weight deflectometer data

•Assessment of the influence of volumetric properties of asphalt mix on back-calculated asphalt layer moduli values.•Model for predicting the back-calculated layer moduli considering volumetric properties...

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Modeling urban resident travel satisfaction during the morning and the evening peak hours: A case study in Beijing

•Develop a comprehensive travel satisfaction evaluation index system that considers both internal and external factors.•Model travel satisfaction evaluation with a structural equation model and an ordered...

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An Analytical Model of Many-to-one Carpool System Performance Under Cost-based Detour Limits

Carpooling has emerged as a highly efficient method for mitigating traffic congestion. By strategically consolidating multiple travelers into fewer vehicles, carpooling substantially cuts down the overall...

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Optimizing waste management and enhancing asphalt performance: A sustainable approach using discarded baby diapers and face masks

•Disposal of waste baby diapers and face masks leads to fatal environmental issues.•Shredded BD were utilized as bitumen modifier and FM as aggregates coating.•BD and FM improved the performance of...

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Workforce forecasting for state transportation agencies: A machine learning approach

A decline in the number of construction engineers and inspectors at State Transportation Agencies (STAs) to manage the ever-increasing lane miles has emphasized the importance of workforce planning...

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Evaluation of commercial and scrap tyre cellular reinforcement infilled with demolition waste for granular sub-base of flexible pavements: A sustainable approach

Nowadays, use of geocell is gaining more importance in pavement industry as it offers improved performance through confinement and tensioned membrane actions. In the recent years, solid waste management...

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Classification of traffic accidents’ factors using TrafficRiskClassifier

The TrafficRiskClassifier model introduced in this study adopts an innovative approach that incorporates migration learning, image classification, and self-supervised learning, aiming to significantly...

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Fuzzy inference systems for discretionary lane changing decisions: Model improvements and research challenges

Lane Changing Decision Model (LCDM) is a critical component in semi- and fully-automated driving systems. Recent research has found that Fuzzy Inference System (FIS) is a promising approach to implementing...

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The impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on bus transit demand: A 30-month Naturalistic Observation in Jiading, Shanghai, China

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent governmental responses have had unprecedented effects on public transit (PT) demand. This paper presents a naturalistic observation of the Jiading bus transit system...

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Strength assessment of airport pavement based on Dempster–Shafer evidence and gray relation

The study focused on the influence of various engineering factors on the strength of rigid airport pavement. Based on different test schemes, we established indoor and outdoor tests, compared the strength...

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Investigating the contributing factors of crashes on interstate bridges in Louisiana using latent class clustering and association rule mining

•Latent class clustering was used on Louisiana interstate bridge crashes (2015–2020).•Homogeneous 4 clusters are – ‘4-lane,’ ‘6-lane,’ ‘single-vehicle crashes,’ and ‘unknown driver.’•4-lane and 6-lane...

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Exploring unobserved heterogeneity in ICT usage and travel pattern changes as the pandemic subsides: A quasi-longitudinal analysis in Florida

This paper presents a study that explored the behavioral heterogeneity in changes in people's ICT usage and travel patterns at the end of the pandemic. A quasi-longitudinal approach was employed to...

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Unravelling route choices of large trucks using trajectory clustering and conditional Logit models

The mobility of sizable trucks is often limited by their large size. They thus may have additional requirements on road types, road widths, and the turning radius at the intersection when travelling....

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Optimizing roads for sustainability: Inverted pavement design with life cycle cost analysis and carbon footprint estimation

Inverted pavements have proven performance across the world and there is a need to optimize the layer thickness and material properties of the pavement addressing the critical failures in the Mechanistic-Empirical...

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Electric bus fleets during urban flash floods: A mixed bus fleet strategy

Bus electrification is widely cited as a key technique to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change. In some Chinese cities, the electrification rate of buses has even reached 100%. However,...

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Optimizing multimodal timetable synchronization of intercity railway and metro for the first service period during holidays

Metro plays a vital role in managing passenger distribution at intercity railway (IR) stations, particularly during holidays when there is a surge in tourist traffic. To efficiently accommodate the...

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Investigating influential factors on railway passenger flow utilizing multi-source data fusion and flow space theory: A case study of the Yangtze River Delta megalopolis, China

Employing flow space theory and multi-source data, this study examines the spatial network structure and factors influencing railway passenger flow, which is crucial for rail planning in densely populated...

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Physics-informed deep learning with Kalman filter mixture for traffic state prediction

Accurate traffic forecasting is crucial for understanding and managing congestion for efficient transportation planning. However, conventional approaches often neglect epistemic uncertainty, which arises...

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Performance characterization of long-term aged bitumen: Field and laboratory investigation

Aging of binder affects the service life of flexible pavements. Aging involves change in physical, rheological, chemical and morphological characteristics of binder making it hard and brittle resulting...

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How to detect occluded crosswalks in overview images? Comparing three methods in a heavily occluded area

Crosswalk presence data is crucial for pedestrian safety and urban planning. However, obtaining such data at a large scale is often challenging due to the high cost associated with traditional collection...

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