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dc.contributor.authorHaghani, Ali
dc.contributor.authorDaneshgar, Farzad
dc.contributor.authorJeihani, Mansoureh
dc.contributor.authorAhangari, Samira
dc.contributor.authorPternea, Moschoula
dc.contributor.departmentUrban Mobility & Equity Centeren_US
dc.description.abstractEffective incident management relies on many tools to lessen the overall impact of crashes, road debris, and disabled vehicles. Many urban areas have adopted freeway service patrol (FSP) programs that patrol the freeway network searching for incidents, providing aid to motorists, and assisting with incident management and clearance. FSP management must consider the beat configuration, fleet size, and fleet allocation. The beat configuration is how the network is divided into different parts for patrolling, and each part is called a beat. The beat configuration, fleet size, and fleet allocation need to be determined for designing a network for FSP program. This research presents a comprehensive mixed-integer programming model to design the network for freeway service patrol programs. This model aims to concurrently determine the beat structure, fleet size, and allocation of trucks to beats, to minimize incident delay while the operational cost is considered, as well. The proposed model is tested using data from part of the Tarrant County Courtesy Patrol (CP) network in Texas. Also, to explore the problem with field data and real-size networks, the proposed model and developed heuristics are applied to part of the freeway network in Maryland covered by Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART). Results indicate that a joint model forms a better solution regarding incident delay reduction and operation costs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipU.S. DOT Office of the Secretary/Researchen_US
dc.genreFinal reporten_US
dc.rightsPublic Domain Mark 1.0*
dc.subjectIncident response, incident managementen_US
dc.titleOptimization of Emergency Traffic Patrols (ETP) Operationsen_US

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