Using “Fair Division” Methods for Allocating Transportation Funds: Task 6

Carlos M. Chang Albitres
Heidi A. Taboada Jimenez
Jose F. Espiritu Nolasco
Thomas M. Fullerton, University of Texas at El Paso
Edith Montes, University of Texas at El Paso
Adam G. Walke, University of Texas at El Paso


This project investigates fair division algorithms and methods for the allocation of transportation funds and/or resources among competing interests at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The project involves identifying critical tier allocation areas and formulating an overall comprehensive model to enhance current allocation decision making processes. Enhanced allocation methods should lead to envy-free, efficient, and equitable distribution of funds and resources. In Task 6, the Fair Division Transportation Allocation Model (FDTAM) is applied to a case study using TxDOT data to show its applicability. This report shows the results obtained with the FDTAM using two different solving methods, ranking and optimization.