Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) Freight Data Needs

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) has significant provisions for transportation agencies regarding transport of freight and investment in freight-related surface transportation projects. Some of the provisions pertain to improved data and tools to support outcome-oriented, performance-based approach to transportation project evaluations, and availability of 95% federal share for Interstate System projects (or 90% for non-Interstate System projects) that demonstrate improvement in the efficiency of freight movements. Additionally, a provision exists to identify 3,000 miles of critical rural freight corridors by the states per criteria in MAP-21 that includes rural principal arterials with minimum of 25% annual average daily traffic (AADT) as trucks, routes that provide access to energy exploration/development/production, and those that connect the primary freight network. The primary freight network is defined by the United Stated Department of Transportation (USDOT) and consists of 27,000 centerline miles of highways plus an additional 3,000 miles critical to the future. MAP-21 encourages state transportation agencies to establish State Freight Advisory Committees and develop comprehensive plans for immediate and long-range freight-related planning and investments. Fulfillment and/or taking advantage of the provisions in MAP-21 require detailed data on statewide freight movements. Therefore, there is a need to evaluate: 1) current Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) inventory of freight data, 2) non-NDOR sources of freight data relevant to NDOR, 3) assessment of NDOR's unmet freight data needs, and 4) planning for collection of unavailable freight data. The research is a step toward addressing the freight-related provisions in TEA-21 that are relevant to Nebraska. The objective is to setup a base from which NDOR can start a planned process in order to comply and/or take advantage of the freight provisions in MAP-21.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR-P1(16) M045

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Nebraska Department of Roads

      1500 Highway 2
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68502
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Nebraska, Lincoln

      527 Nebraska Hall
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68588-0529
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rilett, Laurence

      Khattak, Aemal

    • Start Date: 20150701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20161231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39677

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01569409
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Nebraska Department of Roads
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-P1(16) M045
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 11 2015 1:00AM