Title

Using “Fair Division” Methods for Allocating Transportation Funds: Task 6

Publication Date

5-31-2013

Document Type

Technical Report

Abstract

This project investigates fair division algorithms and methods for the allocation of transportation funds and/or resources among competing interests at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The project involves identifying critical tier allocation areas and formulating an overall comprehensive model to enhance current allocation decision making processes. Enhanced allocation methods should lead to envy-free, efficient, and equitable distribution of funds and resources. In Task 6, the Fair Division Transportation Allocation Model (FDTAM) is applied to a case study using TxDOT data to show its applicability. This report shows the results obtained with the FDTAM using two different solving methods, ranking and optimization.

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