Researching Relationships Between Truck Travel Time Performance Measures and On-network and Off-network Characteristics

More than 80% of freight is currently transported by truck. The population growth (hence, demand for travel) and emerging global adoption of just-in-time approaches to ship and deliver goods made interstates and other major roads congested with increasing truck traffic. Based on current trends, it is expected that transportation of freight by truck will increase from 13.2 billion tons in 2012 to 18.8 billion tons in 2040. The objectives of the proposed research are: (1) to compute and evaluate truck travel time performance measures (percentiles and reliability indices) by day-of-the-week and time-of-the-day; (2) to examine the relationship between truck travel time performance measures and speed limit (indicator of road functional class) and traffic density condition; and (3) to examine the relationship between truck travel time performance measures and area type, socio-economic, demographic, and land use characteristics.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $74995
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747127

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

      San Jose State University
      San Jose, CA  United States  95112
    • Principal Investigators:

      Pulugurtha, Srinivas

    • Start Date: 20190701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01713207
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747127
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Aug 1 2019 4:17PM