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Data Envelopment Analysis Model for Assessment of Safety and Security of Intermodal Transportation Facilities

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Date Issued:
2008
Abstract/Description:
Following September 11, 2001, numerous security policies have been created which have caused a number of unique challenges in planning for the transportation networks. In particular, there is a need to enhance security by improving collaboration between various transportation modes. The transportation modes are disconnected and have unequal levels of security and efficiency. Tools need to be refined for collaboration and consensus building to serve as catalysts for efficient transportation solutions. In this study, we developed and investigated a mathematical model using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to assess the safety and security of intermodal transportation facilities. The model identifies the best and worst performers by assessing several safety and security-related variables. The DEA model can assess the efficiency level of safety and security of intermodal facilities and identify potential solutions for improvement.
Title: Data Envelopment Analysis Model for Assessment of Safety and Security of Intermodal Transportation Facilities.
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Name(s): Gundersen, Elisabeth
Kaisar, Evangelos I., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2008
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 137 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Following September 11, 2001, numerous security policies have been created which have caused a number of unique challenges in planning for the transportation networks. In particular, there is a need to enhance security by improving collaboration between various transportation modes. The transportation modes are disconnected and have unequal levels of security and efficiency. Tools need to be refined for collaboration and consensus building to serve as catalysts for efficient transportation solutions. In this study, we developed and investigated a mathematical model using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to assess the safety and security of intermodal transportation facilities. The model identifies the best and worst performers by assessing several safety and security-related variables. The DEA model can assess the efficiency level of safety and security of intermodal facilities and identify potential solutions for improvement.
Identifier: FA00012524 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2008.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Subject(s): Data envelopment analysis
Benchmarking (Management)
Transportation and state--United States
Performance--Measurement
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