Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 40-09. Freight Transportation Surveys- Methods and Guidelines

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 4.5pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align="center"><strong><span style="mso-bidi-font-style: italic"></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 4.5pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align="center"><strong><span style="mso-bidi-font-style: italic"></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 4.5pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align="center"><strong><span style="mso-bidi-font-style: italic"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><o:p></o:p></font></font></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 4.5pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="mso-bidi-font-style: italic; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">A number of different methods are used to survey freight movements at national, state, and local levels, including movements by small freight services and commercial service providers (e.g., plumbers, cable servicemen, etc).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>These methods include establishment, shippers, vehicle intercept, vehicle tracking, and expert panels.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The data obtained are used for different purposes and have different levels of accuracy, reliability, and detail.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>A need exists to examine the different methods, techniques, and results of current efforts to survey and collect data on freight transportation.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>This review should be comprehensive and include sample size, data accuracy, data comprehensiveness, and survey objectives.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>It may also include a discussion of the feasibility and benefits of linking survey data with data from informatics such as roadway, on-board vehicle, and wide area sensors.<o:p></o:p></font></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 4.5pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><span style="mso-bidi-font-style: italic; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></o:p></span></p>

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

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

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20080620
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18053

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464455
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:42PM