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Transportation Network Modeling and Calibration by Anam Ardeshiri, Mansoureh Jeihani

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Transportation is the means to reach a destination. It facilitates people and goods being where they need to be at a certain time. Transportation science is established to illustrate and evaluate the quality of people and goods’ movement along transportation infrastructure of all shapes, including ground, rail, waterway, air, and pipeline. Similarly, many other facts evolve in the rapidly changing world, and travel patterns and travelers’ behavior are constantly transforming to adapt to today’s lifestyle and respond to new transportation needs. Transportation models are capable of calculating traffic consequences, including travel delays, queue backups, environmental impacts, energy consumption, and crash rate.

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