A Guide for the Development and Use of Truck Traffic Forecasts in Design

 The objective of this research is to develop a guide to assist state DOTs and other agencies in the selection and use of forecasting models, applications, procedures, tools, and techniques needed to support project design. At a minimum, the research team shall: (1) identify and evaluate the range of existing and emerging technical approaches, data sources, models, model applications, and tools available to generate and apply truck traffic forecasts to support project design; (2) identify gaps and needs for improvement in those applications, tools, and techniques within the context of design decision-making; (3) compare (quantitatively) the accuracy of new methods to traditional methods; (4) provide user-friendly instructions on the appropriate selection and use of specific model applications, tools, or techniques during project design; and (5) refer to the truck classifications 5-13 provided in the Federal Highway Administration Traffic Monitoring Guide, updated October, 2016. Deliverables shall at a minimum include: a guide to the design and application of truck traffic forecasting methods to support design; an implementation plan for the dissemination and use of the final product or products of this research project by agency staff; and a contractor’s final report detailing the full research process and results.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $425000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-153

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Weeks, Jennifer

  • Start Date: 20231113
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01772463
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-153
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 25 2021 3:45PM