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Researchers Develop Commute Optimization System to Reduce Environmental Impacts

Posted: Jul 1, 2021

Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver developed an innovative system that can identify commute solutions to reduce negative environmental impacts of business commuting. The Multi-Business Commute Optimization System (MBCOS) consists of three integrated components: a website (www.commuteopt.com), a travel attributes model, and a multi-objective optimization model. Case study results indicate that widespread adoption of the system could result in a 9.3% reduction in business-related emissions and a 4% reduction in VMT in Colorado within three to six years. Drive-alone commuters are significant contributors to the challenges facing the U.S. transportation sector. Those challenges include greenhouse gas and air pollution emission increases, parking facility costs, congestion, and energy consumption.

Moatassem Abdallah, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver

Multi-Business Commute Optimization System: System Development and Pilot Case Study
MPC-21-342

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