Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2015


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Operations Research

Course Number

ETM 540/640


This paper aims at using an operation research model methodology to emulate the existing ride-to-hire business in the Portland area. Operation research tools were used to assess how Uber’s request to offer service in the Portland area will affect the ride-to-hire stakeholders and the overall market structure. The Model is a Multiple-Objective Nonlinear Program (MONLP) which uses inputs which could be impacted by City of Portland policy changes. The model is optimized for “Attributes” that would benefit some of the stakeholders.


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