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Fostering Sustainable Transportation Operations through Corridor Management: A Simulation Gaming Approach

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands
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Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 455; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020455
Received: 31 December 2017 / Revised: 29 January 2018 / Accepted: 30 January 2018 / Published: 9 February 2018
Synchromodality is described as a network of well-synchronised and interconnected transportation modes. One of the most important advantages of synchromodality is the development of a sustainable transportation system. Given the numerous stakeholders and network interdependencies within freight transport corridors, achieving efficient coordination and management is complex. In this paper, we regard information exchange as one of the main enablers of collaboration between the infrastructure managers. We developed a digital single-player simulation game called “Modal Manager” comprising logistic service providers and infrastructure managers. Each player takes over the role of an infrastructure manager who must use information provision as a tool to control flows in a network where various planned and unplanned disruptions occur. We include the game in a session where participants are able to interact with the game and with each other. The first gameplay session with Dutch experts revealed that infrastructure managers perceive synchromodality as a way to cope with disruptions more efficiently. On the other hand, the concept of synchromodal corridor management is ambiguous and various legal and governance barriers exist that hinder its implementation. View Full-Text
Keywords: simulation gaming; synchromodal corridor management; infrastructure managers; information exchange simulation gaming; synchromodal corridor management; infrastructure managers; information exchange
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Kurapati, S.; Kourounioti, I.; Lukosch, H.; Tavasszy, L.; Verbraeck, A. Fostering Sustainable Transportation Operations through Corridor Management: A Simulation Gaming Approach. Sustainability 2018, 10, 455.

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