Examining the Value of Travel Time Reliability for Freight Transportation to Support Freight Planning and Decision-Making

The goal of this research is to fill the knowledge gap in understanding the value of reliability in freight transportation to support freight policy and investment decisions. The specific objectives of the study are to: (1) Synthesize existing studies on the value of reliability, focusing on freight movement, and identify knowledge and data gap; (2) Conduct stated preference survey among freight system users to understand their transportation choice decision-making; (3) Develop econometric models to estimate value of reliability by stratification, such as, commodity type, trip length, and business type, and (4) Recommend a framework in incorporating the value of reliability in freight analysis and project evaluation.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV29 977-15

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Fitzgerald, Rickey

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida International University

      10555 W. Flagler Street
      Room 3602
      Miami, FL  United States  33172
    • Principal Investigators:

      Jin, Xia

    • Start Date: 20140404
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20151031
    • Source Data: RiP Project 36351

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01521635
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV29 977-15
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 5 2014 1:00AM