Analyzing the Economic Development Impacts of Truck Parking in Louisiana

This research analyzes the economic development impacts of establishing truck parking within the two major metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) of Louisiana. The two MSAs are major freight corridors that host the five major ports of the state which comprise the largest port complex in the world in terms of tonnage. Louisiana also ranks tenth in truck traffic nationally, with the Port of New Orleans ranked as the sixth largest container port in the U.S. This calls for improved efficiency in the intermodal system to improve productivity, safety, and to reduce the region’s carbon footprint. While there is high demand for the development of truck parking nationally, they are capital intensive and are associated with intense pushback from communities who view it as a nuisance within their neighborhoods. This study will assess how much economic development impact the establishment of truck parking may generate in the New Orleans-Metairie and Baton Rouge MSAs using the input-output method in IMPLAN. It is the research team's aim that the findings could be utilized for securing funding for the creation of additional parking, as well as community support from the proposed neighborhoods in which the projects would be built.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $92605
  • Contract Numbers:


  • 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:

    University of New Orleans

    Department of Planning and Urban Studies
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70148
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mallum, Faisal Bukar

  • Start Date: 20230816
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240815
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01910883
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348331
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2024 7:13PM