Resources and Procedures for Developing Local and Specific Freight Corridors Commodity Flow Databases

Commodity flow data are used to understand which industries in a state or region generate the most demand on the system; they provide a key link between economic trade relationships in a state or region and freight demand; they are also used in modal diversion studies; and are a key input to multimodal trade corridor studies and air quality assessments. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) need a variety of tools, but a number of useful commodity flow databases at the national level are of limited use at the state or regional level because they lack the appropriate level of geographical detail for flow origins and destinations. The objective of this research is to provide state DOTs and MPOs with guidance for compiling commodity flow data sets appropriate for sub-national analysis. This will include techniques for disaggregating national data sets; procedures and methodologies for conducting local commodity flow surveys; a compendium of commonly available public and private data sources for use in constructing sub-national commodity flow data sets; and procedures for compiling local, state, or regional commodity flow databases from these various resources.</font></div>


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $450000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Cooperative Freight Research Program

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

    Rogers, William

  • Start Date: 20090219
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21031

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462203
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:00PM