Guidebook for Truck Parking Information Management Systems

Truck parking demand is driven by economic demand, safety considerations, and the need for adequate rest for commercial vehicle operators. Recent studies of truck parking demand and capacity constraints reflected a consensus that truck parking demand exceeds the available supply in many public rest areas and private truck stops across the nation. Some state departments of transportation (DOTs) have developed truck information management systems to better address commercial vehicle parking needs by reducing parking search time and providing safer parking options through the collection and dissemination of real-time parking availability using a variety of technologies. There is a need to (1) explore issues such as planning, design, operations, procurement and selection of technologies, the means and format for reporting information, life-cycle considerations, interoperability, and interagency coordination; and (2) develop a guide that presents rational practices for truck parking information management systems. Such guide should be a resource for state DOTs in implementing information management practices that address commercial vehicle parking needs, thereby reducing the challenges associated with the search for safer parking options. The objective of this research is to develop a guide of suggested practices for the development, connectivity, and management of truck parking information systems. At a minimum, the guide shall address planning, design, operations, procurement and selection of technologies, the means and format for reporting information, life-cycle considerations, and interagency coordination.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $499911
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-140

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Danczyk, Adam

  • Start Date: 20220817
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240616
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739641
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-140
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 20 2020 2:57PM