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UTUTC-SC-7: High Speed Transportation Corridor: A Conceptual Framework

Focus Area: Supply Chains

Principal Investigator:

Udayan Nandkeolyar
Associate Professor
Department of Information Operations and Technology Management
College of Business Administration
The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606
419.530.4365  
Udayan.Nandkeolyar@utoledo.edu

Project Dates: 05/01/2008 to 05/01/2009 --no cost exstension 06/30/2009

Project Year: FY 2008

UT-UTC Designation: UTUTC-SC-7

Abstract:

Here we describe a high speed road corridor and propose to develop a conceptual framework and for such a corridor. This proposed corridor will allow for environmentally friendly and convenient transportation for people and materials. This conceptual framework will explore the application of current and emerging technologies for developing high‐speed road corridors to link major destinations for materials and people. The concept is to have trucks and cars travel through these corridors at speeds of over 120 mph safely and cleanly. These vehicles will have the ability to use the proposed corridor as well as existing roads, thus providing flexibility.
The project will address the following: 

  1. First we will describe the forces that have come together to manifest the need for such a corridor. 
  2. Next we will describe the concept in some detail. 
  3. This is followed by some of the technological, management and safety challenges that must be addressed. 
  4. Finally, we will identify available technologies that can be applied to develop such a corridor.
Funding:
UT-UTC Grant Amount       $10,000
Match Amount                  $17,924
Total Project Budget          $27,924
Final Report: 
 Final Report  PDF Symbol
Last Updated: 6/26/15