Legal Considerations for Accessing Private Freight Data for Transportation Planning

Most data on freight transportation originates with private companies. Many factors are operating to increase the priority on planning and public investment for freight transportation: globalization of the economy; congestion at border crossings, terminals, and line haul links; health effects of emissions from diesel vehicles; and concerns about global warming and energy resources. Private data sources can be important resources for transportation planning and policy making, but the challenge is to find ways to make selected private data available to meet the specific needs of planners. While some agencies have had important successes securing and using private transportation data, the barriers remain significant, and the structures of data sharing agreements are not widely known. The objective of this research is to study the legal issues and establish general approaches and protocols for agreements between private entities and public agencies to enable access to essential private data for appropriate public transportation planning purposes.</font></div>


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  • Status: Terminated
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 21

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    National Cooperative Freight Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Start Date: 20090219
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21032

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462202
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 21
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:59PM