Toolbox for Strategic Truck Forecasting

This project will be a multiphase effort to develop a toolbox of methods for estimating truck flows on highways in US cities and on rural roads when doing project-level decision making. These tools differ radically from the conventional 4-step model that is used for most long-range metropolitan planning. Because the time-horizon for project planning is short, the tools need data which is readily available. However, there is a need to only forecast a few months or years into the future. Such tools lean heavily on statistical methods, principally time-series models and synthetic OD (origin-destination) table estimation. To facilitate this project University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) will leverage its participation in NCHRP Project 8-83, which will encompass traffic forecasting tools for trucks.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $25000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 05-18

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    EMS E367, 3200 North Cramer Street
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Horowitz, Alan

  • Start Date: 20111201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130520
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33111

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01466480
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 05-18
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:18PM