Develop New Methods to use ODOT Weigh-in-Motion Data for Predicting Freight Flow and/or Commodity Patterns

The objective of this research is to evaluate weigh-in-motion (WIM) data for use by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for short-term and long-term highway investment prioritization and the tools and methods used to conduct freight analysis. This research will recommend methods of using the data to produce information, i.e. dashboards, related to heavy truck patterns, ultimately leading to improved analytical tools and methods based on current and emerging patterns of truck movement. The research will also identify and evaluate other data sources (both public and private) with the potential to enhance the information generated using WIM data, such as truck speed data, automatic traffic recorders and commodity flow data. This study will produce an inventory of potential data sources available to ODOT, identifying the pros and cons associated with each and gaging the usefulness to meet the needs of freight mobility.


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $34500
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Knudson, Anthony

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      101 Kearney Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
    • Principal Investigators:

      Unnikrishnan, Avinash

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01680043
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR821
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 10 2018 2:19PM