Development of a Washington State Freight Data System

Although some national data exists to understand and provide context for freight systems that support international trade through Washington gateways, very little data exists to inform decision makers about the economic impact, system bottlenecks, and supply chains flowing through freight systems that support Washington State producers and distributors. Washington State University's Strategic Freight Transportation Analysis (SFTA) studies provide important origin and destination carrier information on mainline long-haul routes. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) completed the first statewide shipper and carrier survey in August 2004. This research project will create a blueprint for the WSDOT to collect timely freight data and maximize efficiency of the state's freight system. It will identify missing pieces of the state's freight data system, and propose tools that may be used to fill in data gaps.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Brodin, Doug

    • Performing Organizations:

      Washington State University, Pullman

      Department of Agricultural Economics
      Pullman, WA  USA  99164-6210
    • Principal Investigators:

      Casavant, Ken

      Jessup, Eric

    • Start Date: 20051101
    • Actual Completion Date: 20061231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10998

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460676
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Washington State Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: T2696-20
    • Files: RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:30PM