Impacts of COVID Restrictions on Freight Transportation in Coastal and Intermodal Port Regions

The global COVID pandemic of 2020, effected travel patterns across the world. The level of impact was influenced not only by the virus itself, but more so by the nature, extent, and duration of governmental restriction on commerce and personal activity to limit its spread. Interestingly economic impacts during government mandated lockdown periods, particularly as demonstrated by the volume of freight vehicles, differed significantly that personal travel, as demonstrated by automobile volume varied. These variations were evident in several ways, including across locations, vehicle types, and in relation to the time that governmental restrictions were implemented and rescinded.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $138397
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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:

      Louisiana State University

      3660G Patrick F. Taylor Hall
      Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wolshon, Brian

    • Start Date: 20220221
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230930
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230930
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01841197
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747130
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 30 2022 9:42PM