Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Civil Engineering

First Advisor's Name

Xia Jin

First Advisor's Committee Title

Major Professor

Second Advisor's Name

Mohammed Hadi

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Third Advisor's Name

B. M. Golam Kibria

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Date of Defense

11-7-2016

Abstract

As major cities have aged, they have also met or exceeded their transportation infrastructure’s capacity. This has led to many negative impacts such as increased greenhouse gas emissions, delay, travel time, congestion, as well as decreased energy independence, standard of living for the cities’ inhabitants and the world as a whole. As a result, these cities will undoubtedly suffer and will struggle to meet the needs of their citizens. It is becoming more evident, and relevant, that the solution to today’s and tomorrow’s transportation problems will be overcome through the use of policy as well as innovative strategies, one of which may be telecommuting. Due to this, this thesis investigates the impacts of telecommuting on the time-space distribution of daily activities as a potential transportation demand strategy. Herein, the thesis explores topics related to telecommuting, time-space constrains, time-space prisms, and the impact of telecommuting on time-space prisms. In order to do so, the author examines the applicability of stochastic frontier analyses to estimate the time-space prism’s vertices for various telecommuting groups.

Identifier

FIDC001225

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