Date of Submission
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering
Adeel Khalid, Ph.D.
To solve the Metro-Atlanta traffic problem, we have embarked in numerous efforts to find feasible goals that had worked in other states with similar situations. In dealing with the traffic problem around the Metro area, we have designed a rail system to counter if our proposed idea of eliminating trucks within the Metro area is realized. This will be a more cost-effective area as the rail system is set to pay for itself after a decade and half of operation.
This idea might be considered radical, but our findings showed that 39.50% of freight is transferred by rail according to the National Rail Plan Progress. Significant travel times can be realized if our model sees daylight. Furthermore, traffic accidents has been on the steady risen but our model also show good promise on reduce that steadily reverse that trend year after year.
The overall economic impact can only be for better because of immeasurable gains such as confidence in our local transportation systems. The commercial gains could lead to economic boom if our proposals is put into practice. Moreover, consumer confidence has a chance of gaining momentum if transportation is not a hassle any more.