Interactive Web-based Platform for Analyzing Freight Data - Phase I

The efficient movement of goods and timely provision of services is critical to the economic and sustainable development of a region. Public decision makers require a comprehensive picture of freight movements to understand how freight transportation supports economic development, how land use affects freight transportation, and how transportation infrastructure supply impacts private sector freight and commercial activity. The freight data needed to provide such insights are available from many public and private sources. However, the datasets may vary significantly in terms of collection method, data quality, existence of gaps, availability or timeframe (daily, monthly, and quarterly), format (shape files, documents, tables, etc.) and suitability. The lack of coordination among freight data vendors not only prevents the seamless integration of data sources but also disables data-driven decision making. The need for frameworks that can help integrate and analyze information from existing freight databases is therefore crucial. Under the above context, the proposed research seeks to develop a user-friendly, interactive, web-based prototype platform that takes advantage of recent advances in spatial data analysis, big data and user-centered visualization to integrate freight data across different private and public databases for the purpose of improving freight planning activities and data driven decision making.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    United States Department of Transportation - FHWA - LTAP

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Freight Mobility Research Institute

    Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, FL  United States  33431
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kaisar, Evangelos

  • Start Date: 20181218
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191211
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01682658
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Freight Mobility Research Institute
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747120
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2018 5:04PM