Evaluating Freight Intermodal Connectors (FICS) in Tennessee

Intermodal connectors are public, short mile road or rail track that connect intermodal terminals to national highway systems (NHS) mainline routes (primarily interstates and arterials). This project will evaluate Freight Intermodal Connectors (FICs) in Tennessee to identify deficiencies related to congestion, capacity, safety, and supply chain demand needs. The study will focus on “roadway connectors” that is; segments, corridors and intersections that connect Tennessee freight trucks to/from the major freeways from/to high‐priority facilities such as truck hubs, airport terminals, freight rail terminals, passenger rail and intercity bus terminals, waterways, warehouses, depots, centers, etc. For efficient intermodal freight movement, these roadway connectors must be in a desired service conditions (operational, safety, and environmental) capable of accommodating truck and freight needs. The study will perform a multimodal inventory check and evaluate some of critical freight connectors in Tennessee by identifying improvement needs with respect to: access and connectivity, capacity, safety, supply chain and environmental impacts. The study will provide technical analysis and summary of freight related deficiencies that exist along roadway connectors connecting freight especially trucks to known warehouses, depots, hubs and terminals.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $214,935.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    RES2016-35

    IG1751586

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Project Managers:

    Langford, Casey

  • Performing Organizations:

    Tennessee State University

    Nashville, TN  United States  37209
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chimba, Deo

  • Start Date: 20160801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200201
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01708171
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2016-35, IG1751586
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2019 5:06PM