Mississippi Multimodal Freight Analysis Model

Commodity flows is a defining aspect of the Mississippi regional economics’ viability and livability. Mississippi’s regional and local economy substantially benefits from increased intra-, inter-and through regional freight activities between different trading partners and intermodal facilities. Implementation of state-level strategies that support efficient freight movement is therefore essential not only for attracting new industries to move freight within, into, out and through of the region but also for addressing the needs of existing businesses. The Mississippi Department of Transportation strives to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of freight on the Mississippi transportation system. Mississippi Freight Networks diagram from the Mississippi 2016 State Freight Rail Plan is presented in the Figure below. The objective of this project is to develop a multimodal freight transportation analysis model for Mississippi. The Mississippi multimodal freight analysis model enables policy makers, transportation planners and logistic analysts in various federal, state, and local agencies for assessing the demand for transportation facilities and services, energy use, and safety risk and environmental concerns. The development of the Mississippi multimodal freight transportation analysis model shall be based on the 2017 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) conducted by United States Census Bureau and released September 15, 2020 . There are several CFS datasets released by United States Census Bureau . Specifically, data from the 2017 CFS Public Use File (PUF) is used for the development of the Mississippi multimodal freight transportation analysis model.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $82500
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center

      University of Arkansas
      Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
    • Performing Organizations:

      Jackson State University, Jackson

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Jackson, MS  United States  39217-0168
    • Principal Investigators:

      Whalin, Robert

    • Start Date: 20211101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20231231
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230930
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01790429
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747130
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Dec 6 2021 2:18PM