Wyoming Freight Movement System Vulnerabilities and ITS

This report summarizes the work performed during the second phase of a two-phase research project. The first phase focused on two main areas: freight safety and wind vulnerability, and the identification of critical infrastructure. Phase I also tackled another major but less defined task in bringing together information from numerous sources to provide agencies in Wyoming with a general understanding of freight movement in the state. The results from the first phase can be found in the report entitled “Wyoming Freight Movement and Wind Vulnerability” (Young et al. 2005). The objectives of this second phase were to continue the efforts on freight safety with respect to high wind conditions and to propose a system utilizing intelligent transportation system technology to mitigate high wind hazards. These two tasks are summarized in Section 2, High Wind Freight Crashes in Wyoming, and Section 3, Use of ITS for Operation of Roadway Segments in High Wind Conditions.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
    1000 East University Avenue
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108

    Wyoming Department of Transportation

    5300 Bishop Boulevard
    Cheyenne, WY  United States  82009-3340

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Young, Rhonda
    • Liesman, Joel
    • Lucke, David
    • Schieck, Shane
  • Publication Date: 2013-12


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35p

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  • Accession Number: 01505656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC-13-261
  • Created Date: Jan 27 2014 11:27AM