Integrating Freight Considerations into Collaborative Decision Making for Additions to Highway Capacity

The objectives of this research project are to: (1) Delineate appropriate consideration of freight transportation in the highway capacity planning and project development process and the collaborative decision-making framework developed through the SHRP 2 Capacity research program. (2) Identify where freight concerns should be addressed at key decision points and where it is most critical to consider freight in order to make good decisions. (3) Provide guidance for transportation agencies to get the right freight stakeholders with the right information involved at the right time. (4) Tightly integrate freight considerations into the Transportation for Communities-Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) transportation capacity decision guide on the Internet. (5) Provide guidance to state departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), decision makers, and stakeholders about appropriate consideration of freight in planning for and providing highway capacity that serves economic development. (6) Show how passenger and freight capacity improvements can be mutually beneficial. (7) Make sure that all sorts of freight movement, from international to local deliveries, are considered in highway capacity planning. Local deliveries tend to be invisible to planning practitioners and decision makers as well as to the public but they represent a significant portion of local system demand. (8) Give state DOTs and MPOs guidance on where to start in considering freight needs as part of the highway capacity planning process by providing brief but useful illustrative examples of successful practices at various scales and for various types of situations and regions. (9) Ensure that local land use planning decisions and policies are integrated into the products of C15 to the extent possible since they help shape freight shipping patterns, especially local deliveries.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project C15

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

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

    Plazak, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics

    555 12th Street
    Suite 1600
    Oakland, CA  United States  94607
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ludlow, Donald

  • Start Date: 20100920
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16662

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  • Accession Number: 01464613
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project C15
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:46PM