A Decision Support System for the Operation of Joint-Use Parking

by Anthony A. Saka, RADCO, Fredericksburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputers in Transportation


A prototype decision support system (DSS) developed for streamlining the operation of a joint-use parking program is discussed. The DSS involves a combined usage of geographic information system (GIS) and land use- transportation system (LUTS). Using trip origin and destination information, the DSS can be used to optimally assign potential joint-use parking users to eligible facilities. The assignment procedure involves a quasi-multiobjective decision making process. The objectives are to minimize travel cost and to maximize the likelihood of finding a vacant parking space. The DSS maps the optimum travel path from a given trip origin to the selected parking facility. This information can then be distributed to potential joint-use parking users.

Subject Headings: Parking facilities | Geographic information systems | Information systems | Decision support systems | Land use | Transportation management | Mapping

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