Freight Planning Support System for Northeastern Illinois

The overall framework for the development of the policy analysis tool follows that of the traditional commodity-based freight demand forecasting model, consisting of commodity flow generation, mode choice, and route choice modules. However, each module is developed using a novel approach that addresses the shortcomings of the existing methods. The aim of this project is to develop a policy analysis tool that can assist public agencies in the formulation of effective strategies for the Chicago region and also Midwest to cope with the anticipated changes in both the volume and the flow pattern of freight traffic in the long term.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $74377.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 02-29

  • 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 Illinois, Chicago

    Urban Transportation Center
    412 Peoria Street, Suite 340
    Chicago, IL  United States  60607-7036
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kawamura, Kazuya

  • Start Date: 20071001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23607

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01468308
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 02-29
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:48PM