Understanding and Using New Data Sources to Address Urban and Metropolitan Freight Challenges

The objective of this research is to develop guidance that: (1) provides an understanding of the rapidly emerging data being collected or processed by the private sector for truck freight movement practices in urban and metropolitan areas; (2) outlines approaches, methods, and analytical techniques that enable local agencies, MPOs and state DOTs to better carry out their planning, programming, and operations responsibilities; and (3) identifies and categorizes the use of current and emerging freight data sources for urban and metropolitan freight management strategies. The guidance should be scalable to agencies based on their range of resources and capabilities.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $600000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 49

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Freight Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Performing Organizations:

    CPCS Transcom, Incorporated

    1050 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
    5th Floor
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20036
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ludlow, Donald

  • Start Date: 20160705
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181031
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40431

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01580872
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 49
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2015 1:00AM