Freight Performance Measure Approaches for Bottlenecks, Arterials, and Linking Volumes to Congestion Report

Section 1115 of MAP-21 (“National Freight Policy”) specifically requires the development of new tools and improvement to existing tools to support the analysis and evaluation of freight transportation projects in order to more strategically target investments and improve performance of the transportation system. This report deals with three aspects of this directive: 1. Comprehensive analysis of freight bottlenecks—research and evaluation of national and state level approaches to identifying freight bottlenecks and methodologies for measuring the performance of truck freight bottlenecks; 2. Arterial mobility performance—development of methods that produce valid and reliable performance measures from truck-based probe data, speed and travel times; and 3. Linkage of truck volumes to congestion methodologies—development of methods for integrating travel times from truck probe data with truck volumes, flows, and demands. The National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) is being used to develop examples of the recommended analysis.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 104p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01597245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HOP-15-033
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-11-D-00012
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2016 7:47AM