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1.221J /11.527J / ESD.201J Transportation Systems Fall 2001 Assignment #3 – Passenger / Freight Date assigned: Thursday, September 27, 2001 Date due: Oct 18, 2001 (30 points) Instructions Answer all parts of the questions below. You may use any books or notes at your disposal, but material given in class (lecture notes and readings) should be sufficient for all aspects of this problem. In addition, the data and equations given within the problem set will be sufficient to complete all quantitative aspects of the problem – if you find yourself needing anything else (beyond analytic skills and reasonable assumptions), then you are likely doing too much. You are not required to use all the information provided. Selecting which information in the narrative is germane is part of the assignment. You will need to make some assumptions in your analysis – carefully document and justify them. This is an individual assignment. You are permitted to discuss basic concepts and approaches with your fellow classmates, but not with students from previous years. The analysis and report must be done on your own. It is recommended that you first read through the problem carefully to get an idea of the situation as a whole. Before beginning any actual work, review the appropriate materials and plan the necessary steps of your problem-solving strategy. 1.221 Transportation Systems Page 1
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Introduction to the Problem Congestion and related transportation concerns are of increasing importance to cities and regions across the world. As commercial and recreational travel grows, these activity centers must prevent rising traffic congestion from eroding the quality of the visitor’s experience and the competitiveness of the area’s businesses. If these problems are not addressed, then shoppers, businessmen, and manufacturers will find better locations. Yet choosing the best investment in order to achieve a long-term solution is often far from simple. In this assignment, you will assume the role of a transportation planner working on the staff of the Oresund Link Joint Committee (OLJC) in 1996. The OLJC was formed by the governments of Sweden and Denmark in order to evaluate strategies and make final suggestions regarding potential improvements to the transportation linkages across the Oresund Strait from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Malmo, Sweden. As the head planner, you have been asked to assemble a report for the Chair of the Committee, Ms. Ilsa Lund, on the future of the passenger and freight transportation systems between Malmo and Copenhagen. You will be focusing your analysis on a system that has the potential to significantly alter the transportation landscape in the fast-growing Oresund Region. With Copenhagen as its hub and a radius of about 60 miles, nearly 3.5 million people live in the Oresund Region. The European Union has designated Oresund as a model region for greater employment, and the area is also one of Europe's most significant research centers, with fifteen colleges and universities and
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ESD 1.221j taught by Professor Josephsussman during the Fall '04 term at MIT.

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