Large Truck Crash Analysis for Freight Mobility and Safety Enhancement in Florida

The primary objective of this project is to enhance freight mobility by removing crashes as an inhibitor so transportation safety and economic viability are improved in Florida. Specific objectives are: (1) conduct a statewide crash analysis focusing on crashes involving large trucks in the past ten years, and investigate the impacts, occurrences and severity of crashes involving freight mobility; (2) develop practical countermeasures to reduce crashes involving freight mobility, and recommend engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency response strategies to offset impacts of crashes on productivity loss and operation costs while enhancing freight mobility safety; and (3) recommend a better economic appraisal approach that accounts for the impacts of freight incidents on the economic viability.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $250000
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV29 977-31

    • 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

      Bejleri, Ilir

    • Start Date: 20161230
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01620666
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV29 977-31
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 4 2017 5:52PM