The urban transportation of goods and services can be defined as the movement of things (as distinct from people) within urban areas. Virtually all of this movement is accomplished by motor truck. Traffic engineers and planners have not given extensive attention to truck operations in urban areas. It is the primary intent of this reference guide to address short-range traffic engineering and transportation planning needs associated with urban trucking. Incorporating urban goods movement into the urban transportation planning process can result in significant improvements in the transportation system and can create corresponding benefits to the community. Currently, the procedures and data needed to evaluate urban trucking problems are generally not available. This guide documents data, techniques, and methodologies that can be used by traffic engineers and planners to both identify the nature of the problems and to evaluate alternative problem solutions. In addition to presenting data pertaining to urban trucking, techniques are documented that can be used to collect site-specific data for use in "spot-checking" the applicability of the data presented to the problem being evaluated. (Author).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Highway Planning, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Christiansen, D L
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM