Analysis of Alternatives for Accommodating Trucks on Urban Freeways in Southern Nevada

The objective of this research study is to evaluate short-term operational strategies (e.g., truck restriction, truck only lane) in dealing with existing and near-term growth in truck traffic and long-term strategies (truck only toll and truckways with toll) to accommodate the future truck traffic on urban freeways in Las Vegas. In the evaluation, the mobility and safety benefits of various strategies on accommodating the existing and projected truck traffic in Las Vegas urban freeways will be quantified. Based on the comparison of the strategies with different truck flow forecasts in future, the best strategy for short-term and long-term on accommodating truck traffic on congested urban freeways will be recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $98900.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

    600 S Grand Central Pkwy
    Suite 350
    Las Vegas, NV  United States  89106
  • Project Managers:

    Paz, Alexander

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, MS 4007
    Las Vegas, NV  United States  89154
  • Principal Investigators:

    Paz, Alexander

    Sandgren, Eric

  • Start Date: 20070901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100731
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18615

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01468413
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0034
  • Files: UTC, RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:50PM