Advancing Freight Fluidity Performance Measures: Summary of a Workshop

The Transportation Research Board (TRB), in collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of Freight Management and Operations, hosted a workshop to examine the development and use of freight fluidity performance measures and related analysis techniques to improve the freight transportation system. The Advancing Freight Fluidity Performance Measures Workshop was held December 9–10, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The workshop brought together public agency personnel and private-sector supply chain managers to share information on monitoring and measuring different elements of the freight transportation system. Participants discussed the opportunities and challenges associated with expanding the use of freight fluidity performance measures. The workshop began with an update on the FHWA’s activities related to freight fluidity performance measurement. The second general session featured the four background paper authors discussing applications of freight fluidity, the scale of analysis, data options and analytical issues, and implementation options. The other general sessions focused on stakeholder views of measuring supply chain performance and examples of applying freight fluidity performance measures and supply chain analyses at the state, regional, corridor, and local levels. The workshop concluded with an open discussion of possible next steps to help advance the development and use of freight fluidity performance measures. This report provides a summary of the workshop sessions, with background papers included in an appendix.


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  • Accession Number: 01605804
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  • Created Date: Jul 18 2016 11:02AM