Developing High Productivity Truck Corridors

Loaded trucks traveled 164 billion miles in 2004; over the next 30 years that is projected to double. The capacity of the current highway system will be unable to meet this demand given the equivalent increase in passenger vehicle mileage on the same highway system. One solution to this looming problem is truck-only highway lanes. </font><font size="3">The objective of this research is to develop a set of operational scenarios for truck-only lanes, both urban and rural; develop performance measures for these scenarios including capital costs, operating costs, safety impacts, and other productivity measures; and identify a recommended concept of operations and a road map for implementation, including necessary infrastructure changes, technology requirements (both vehicle-based and infrastructure-based), the role of government and the private sector, financing mechanisms, environmental considerations, regulatory changes, and other factors.</font></div>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Terminated
  • Funding: $400000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 13

  • 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: 20080310
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15561

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462716
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 13
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:09PM