Performance-Measure Based Asset Management Tool for Rural Freight Mobility in the Pacific Northwest

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) establishes national objectives to increase productivity and economic efficiency of the nation's freight infrastructure. The recent passage of MAP-21 has placed an emphasis on integrating asset and performance management tools to help transportation agencies better manage the critical transportation infrastructure. Infrastructure performance management expands the more traditional definition of Asset Management to include measurement and reporting of how those assets achieve their targeted operational objectives. While congestion and bottlenecks in urbanized areas readily, and deservedly, catch the attention of policy makers, many miles of multimodal transportation occur prior to freight trips arriving in (or accrue after leaving) urban areas. These miles and the ability to efficiently navigate them directly impact the productivity of the region's diverse transportation system. This project identifies and seeks to remedy performance measure gaps and freight mobility issues as they relate to identifying the appropriate infrastructure capacity to meet demand for both domestic and international economic competitiveness.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Abdel-Rahim, Ahmed

      Casavant, Kenneth

      Sage, Jeremy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Idaho, Moscow

      Department of Civil Engineering
      875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
      Moscow, ID  United States  83844-1022

      Washington State University, Pullman

      Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
      PO Box 642910
      Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sage, Jeremy

    • Start Date: 20130701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20141031
    • Source Data: RiP Project 35658

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01497973
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC10
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 15 2013 1:01AM