Gordie Howe International BridgeCivil engineering student Farnaz Zahedieh explored lane configurations and tolling systems for the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Tolling research completed through Community Benefits Partnership

A University of Windsor engineering student is one step closer to graduation after completing her thesis on advanced tolling systems related to the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The research was supported by the Annual Research Partnership, an initiative of the project’s Community Benefits Plan.

As part of her Master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering, Farnaz Zahedieh tested the impacts of a new toll information system and various lane configurations on traffic performance and safety using a computerized simulation model, under the supervision of professor Chris Lee.

Available data and resources on potential tolling information systems and proposed lane configurations were provided by Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s engineering team.

Partnerships with post-secondary institutions are just one of many elements of the Workforce Development and Participation Strategy, a component of the Community Benefits Plan. It further includes commitments to engage elementary and secondary school students in classroom activities to raise awareness about the project and career paths in related industries, and engaging post-secondary students through lectures, presentations, and co-operative learning opportunities.

Learn more about the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan.