Planning Air Transport Network in Appalachia

by Everett C. Carter, (M.ASCE), Prof. and Chmn.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Md.,
Edward K. Morlok, Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. and Urban Engrg., Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 3, Pg. 569-588

Document Type: Journal Paper


An analytical approach to the planning of regional air transportation networks resulted in the formulation of a formal mathematical programming model which was applied to a case study of the Appalachian Region. The specific problem (air transport system in Appalachia) had two givens to be used as inputs to the model: the cities to be served and the demands to be met. The model was originally formulated as an integer programming model, but was modified slightly to coincide with the framework of linear programming, which provided for both efficient solutions and the simultaneous generation of information of considerable value to transportation planners and decision makers.

Subject Headings: Air transportation | Computer programming | Mathematical models | Transportation networks | Structural models | Transportation studies | Case studies | Network analysis | Appalachian

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