Urban Spatial Structure, Employment Sub-Centers and Passenger and Freight Travel

An examination of how freight traffic within the Los Angeles metropolitan area is related to the region’s employment sub-centers. California’s urban areas have dispersed employment sub-centers that, theory suggests, may be nodes for freight flows. Yet there has been little research documenting how freight traffic relates to employment sub-centers. It is vital for California’s transportation professionals and land use planners to have information about how freight traffic is associated with employment sub-centers of different types and sizes. Such knowledge would improve transport modeling to better predict freight traffic based on the location of employment sub-centers. This knowledge will improve land use planning and transportation policy-making.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      Sacramento, CA  United States  95819

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Hanson, Matt

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Southern California - METRANS

    • Start Date: 20140923
    • Expected Completion Date: 20150515
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01620648
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 65A0533-001
    • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 4 2017 10:57AM