Freight impacts on Small Urban and Rural Areas

This study will measure impact of freight activity on rural and small urban areas, using highly disaggregate data to analyze current and future truck movements along rural corridors. The study will improve upon existing research by integrating the use of real-time global posititioning system (GPS) truck activity data, growth in major economic sectors, detailed route information and growth in port activity to analyze the flow of freight and its likely impact on smaller geographic areas by identifying local characteristics, commodities and activities driving the local economy and measuring the impact of increased truck on these activities; identifying alternative routes used by trucks being tracked with GPS; configuring future freight scenarios to measure impacts on small urban and rural areas; configuring future economic scenarios for selected geographic areas; and contributing to the knowledge on freight movements and their impact on small and rural areas including intermediate stops, increased volume and warehousing consolidation. Improved disaggregate truck data and an improved assessment of future freight impacts on small areas will better inform local decisions for specific improvement strategies and projects.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $140000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


    NCTSPM 2013-017

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308
  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332
  • Principal Investigators:

    Guhathakurta, Subhrajit

    Amekudzi-Kennedy, Adjo

    Ross, Catherine

  • Start Date: 20131101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150501
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36259

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640910
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC12, NCTSPM 2013-017
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2017 1:01AM