SEARCH WITHIN CONTENT
Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 79-89, DOI: https://doi.org/10.20858/tp.2016.11.2.8
License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Received Date : 16-March-2015 / Accepted: 26-May-2016 / Published Online: 02-February-2017
Summary. This paper provides an overview on the ACROSSEE project (funded by the ERDF under the SEE program), its objectives, general methodology, and the main results. Moreover, the main survey results are presented as they relate to the Romanian road and
rail border-crossing points (BCPs) with the Eastern neighbourly country, Moldavia. Results include the actual status of the road BCP, surveys on exiting and entering traffic flows, answers to specific questionnaires of the truck and car drivers in relation with origin-destination of the trips, average waiting time in queue and time required for procedures and controls. Discussion on the mathematical modelling is presented and a provisional simulation model is developed, using ARENA software. The early results are used in order to introduce the need for future assessment of the transit time in a road BCP, with the main purpose: the substantiation of the strategic and operational actions for improvements in trade and transport crossings of the EU borders, considering the need for more vigilant and less time-consuming checks at the outside borders of the EU.
Cox, D.R. & Smith, W.L. Queues. London: Methuen, 1961.
EC. Infrastructure- TEN- T- Connecting Europe. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/infrastructure/ten-t-guidelines/corridors/corridorstudies_en.htm
Fullerton, T. M, & Tinajero, R. Cross Border Cargo Vehicle Flows. International Journal of Transport Economics. 2002. Vol. 29. P. 201-213.
Goodchild, A. & Albrecht, S. & Leung, L. Cross Border Transportation Patterns at the Western Cascade Gateway and Trade Corridor: Implications for Mitigating the Impact of Delay on Regional Supply Chains. Research Report no.6. Border Policy Research Institute Western Washington University. Bellingham. Washington. 2008. 60 p.
Goodchild, A. & Globerman, S. & Albrecht, S. 2008. Service Time Variability at the Blaine, Washington International Border Crossing and the Impact on Regional Supply Chains. Journal of Transportation Research Board. Available at: http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~bpri/resources.html
Hall, R.W. Queueing Methods for Services and manufacturing. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs. 1991. 488 p.
JICA, The Research on the Cross-Border Transport Infrastructure. 2009. Final Report, Available at: http://www.icafrica.org/en/knowledge-publications/article/research-on-cross-bordertransport-infrastructure-phase-3-26/
Kendall, D.G. Some problems in the theory of queues. J. Royal Statistical Society B (Methodological). 1951. Vol. 13 (2). P. 151-183.
Baykal-Gürsoy, M. & Duan, Z. & Xu, H. Stochastic Models of Traffic Flow Interrupted by Incidents. European Journal of Operational Research. 2009. Vol. 195(1). P. 127-138.
Norojono, O. & Lidasan, H. Policy Directions for Harmonizing Subregional Cross Border Procedures: The Case of the BIMP-EAGA. In: Proceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies. 2005. Vol. 5. P. 1728 – 1741.
OSCE - UNCE. Handbook of Best Practices at Border Crossings – A Trade and Transport Facilitation Perspective. Luxembourg: Imprimerie Centrale. 2012. 268 p.
Raicu, S. Sisteme de transport. Bucuresti: AGIR. 2007. 484 p. [In Romanian: Transport Systems. Bucharest: AGIR].
Romanian Border Police, Strategy for the integrated management of the Romanian Border for 2011-2012, delivered in March 2011 [In Romanian: Politia de Frontiera, Strategia de management integrat al frontierei de stat a Romaniei in perioada 2011-2012, din martie 2011]. Available at: http://www.politiadefrontiera.ro/securizare/strategie_frontiera.pdf
Taxiltaris, C. & Miltiadou, M. & Mintsis, G. Cutting Stops at Boarder Crossings. 2014. Final Report. SEE/D/0093/3.3/X_ACROSSEE project. Available at: http://www.acrossee.net/downloads/work-package-5.html
Taylor, N. & Hydecker, B. Estimated probability distributions of dynamic queues. Transportation Planning and Technology. 2014. Vol. 11. 38 (1). P. 3-27.
Paselk, T.A. & Mannering, F.L. Use of duration models for predicting vehicular delay at a US/Canadian border crossing. Transportation. August, 1994. Vol. 21. No. 3. P. 249-270.
World Bank. Cross-Border Trade Within the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation. 2007. Available at: http://www.carecprogram.org/index.php?page=all-studies
Taxiltaris, Ch. & Mintsis, G. & Miltiadou, M. Surveys at border crossings. ACROSSEE Final Conference, Vienna, 5.12.2014.