Nebraska Academy of Sciences


Date of this Version



Published in Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Volume 2 (1973).


Copyright 1973 by the author(s).


The transportation of goods and merchandise within any city is an essential part of urban life. These trucks, however, add greatly to the traffic congestion and illusion. Consequently, some approach is desired to reduce the effect. One such approach can be to restrict truck traffic during rush hours and on specific roads. However, a more desirable approach includes minimization of the truck-miles required to transport the merchandise. One such technique is the transhipment algorithm which concerns the flow through an intermediate point. The current algorithm is a minor modification of the distribution problem and it is not very efficient. Thus, the proposed approach is to transform the problem into three, rather than two, dimensions, Current research has been devoted to forward flow only.