Communicating the Value, Interactions, and Impacts of Freight to Stakeholders

The objective of this research is to present resources and best practices for public-sector practitioners, including, but not limited to, (1) conducting a comprehensive literature review to document the economic, equity/environmental justice, and infrastructure impacts of freight. This object includes, but is not limited to (a) freight impacts on non-motorized traffic in major urban areas, and conflict between user groups on streets and at the curb; (b) land-use decisions and policies on freight pickup and delivery needs, including, but not limited to, alley network development and preservation; off-street or actively managed curbside loading and unloading zones for postal, freight, ride-sharing, and waste collection; and connections to intermodal facilities, like ports, airports, and rail facilities; (c) Methods of integrating freight with passenger modes including transit, transit hubs, ride-share services, bike and scooter sharing, and freight-multimodal centers; (2) developing a briefing book and corresponding factsheets for the public, elected officials, and public-sector practitioners, ranging from staff level to director level, on the impacts of freight, the interaction of freight and the community, and the need to consider freight in community development and policy decisions; (3) documenting case studies that tell the stories of specific regions with differing geographies (e.g., urban, suburban, rural) and industries that enable other agencies to apply lessons learned; and (4) creating a series of short (2-minute maximum) videos or animation/motion graphics to explain the role of freight for presentation and online use.    


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-158

  • 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:

    McKenney, Christopher

  • Start Date: 20220614
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01772925
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-158
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 24 2021 3:14PM