Mid-Atlantic Truck Operations Study (MATOps) Phase I & II

The goal of the Mid-Atlantic Truck Operations studies are to help state departments of transportation (DOT), metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), and motor carriers develop capital, operating, and regulatory solutions that reduce delays at highway truck bottlenecks, set priorities for project funding, and implement improvements. The work undertaken in the Mid-Atlantic Truck Operations Study (MATOps) Phase I study: (1) identifies 29 truck bottlenecks in the region, estimates the truck-hours of delay at each, and then develops detailed delay estimates for the five worst truck bottlenecks in each state; (2) describes the Mid-Atlantic economy, its growth industries, and commodities they ship and receive; (3) estimates the value and tonnage of the commodities caught in the truck bottlenecks as a proxy for the economic impact of the bottlenecks; (4) maps the commodity flows against truck freight bottlenecks and identifies "bottleneck strings" along the region's trade corridors; (5) reports Mid-Atlantic Truck Operations Study ES-2 I-95 Corridor Coalition current bottleneck reduction strategies; and (6) recommends actions that the Coalition and its member agencies can pursue as the next steps in reducing truck bottleneck delays. MATOps Phase II study will build on the work conducted in Phase I to further analyze the operational, physical and institutional issues impacting the identified bottlenecks and will, working with the states, identify strategies to mitigate these bottlenecks.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    I-95 Corridor Coalition

    1390 Piccard Drive, Suite 200
    Rockville, MD  United States  20850
  • Project Managers:

    Schoener, George

  • Principal Investigators:

    Parker, Marygrace

  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31656

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495074
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2013 1:01AM