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Two-tiered Decentralized Simulation Model to Regulate Urban Freight Trucks Operation

Xiaoxia Wang, Zhong Liu and Yue Shang
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Time windows and vehicle restrictions are widespread urban freight trucks regulations around the world which result in substantial social and economic losses many times. A two-tiered decentralized simulation model was developed to regulate freight trucks to access the urban area. This model met the different freight demands of municipal sub-areas based on their own evolving traffic capacity and introduced a level of readiness to direct freight trucks access priority. Furthermore, its sustainable system goals included travel cost within an urban area and satisfaction of user’s expectations. Beijing was taken as a case study to illustrate how to calibrate the demand and capacity of sub-areas. And its simulation results showed temporal regulation plans for each user which was very instructive for the authorities to efficiently and dynamically regulate freight trucks into the congested urban area.

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Xiaoxia Wang, Zhong Liu and Yue Shang, 2013. Two-tiered Decentralized Simulation Model to Regulate Urban Freight Trucks Operation. Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 3275-3279.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.3275.3279


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