|Vol II, Issue 8 August 2006|
NaSS Design Document Updated in Response to Peer Review; Published as NETS Report
NETS Researchers Forecasted to be Published in Journal of Transport and Economic Policy
Transportation occurs over a network and involves a multitude of different origins, destinations, and modes which complicates the estimation of structural models. Yet, an understanding of the type and level of market adjustments among key transportation statistics is central to analyzing the effects of policy and to forecasting. Time-series techniques are used to characterize the relationship between key transportation statistics e.g., movements on a waterway and shocks to barge rates. Generally, the results suggest that the approach is useful in uncovering complicated relationships over networks and that it is well suited to short-run forecasting.
Researchers Design New Towing Carriage
Once installed, the carriage will be used to experimentally test the behavior of physical model vessels within varying model channel configurations and at varying speeds. Data and information collected from this new and unique capability will be analyzed to refine engineering guidance for waterway design, economic analysis, and algorithms for virtual simulation of vessel operations.
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