Freight Movement and Economic Competitiveness from the Megaregion Perspective

This study will focus on the regional and national impacts of port-related freight movement, to lay the groundwork for regional planning activities at the mega-region scale that accommodate increased port-related freight. With most of the focus on the impact of the Panama Canal expansion centered on the upgrade of specific port facilities, there is a need for further research on the impact of increased port traffic on the mega-regional transportation system. Planning on a regional scale will be critical for effectively and efficiently capturing the economic benefits that the expansion will generate. This is not only important for the economic competitiveness of each port's region, but for the entire nation, which depends on the goods delivered at each port. Furthermore, if not properly anticipated, increased demand for freight movement on the highway system will result in added congestion and shortages in truck parking locations. This not only impacts the "state of good repair" of the highway system, but also could negatively impact highway safety.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $174821.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT12GUTC12

    A0-UTC-038

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD)
    760 Spring Street, Suite 213
    Atlanta, Georgia  United States  30308

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    School of Industrial Engineering (ISYE)
    755 Ferst Drive, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States 

    American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

    950 North Glebe Road
    ,     22203

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD)
    760 Spring Street, Suite 213
    Atlanta, Georgia  United States  30308
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ross, Catherine

  • Start Date: 20120701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33711

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640921
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC12, A0-UTC-038
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2017 1:01AM