METHODOLOGY FOR A STATE WIDE ORIGIN-DESTINATION TRUCK SURVEY STUDY

Planning for the efficient movement of freight and goods is hindered by a lack of information on the source and characteristics of freight truck movements on state and regional highways. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act requires states and Metropolitan Planning Organizations to include a specific focus on freight and goods mobility as one element of their updated plan. The Washington State Department of Transportation initiated a statewide freight truck origin and destination study in April 1993 to gain comprehensive information on truck freight movements. This paper describes the methodology and procedures utilized to obtain data and addresses specific issues relating to research design, interview team recruitment and training, field data collection procedures, and ongoing project management requirements. The final section of this paper highlights lessons learned from the Washington study as insights for other states or regional planning organizations contemplating a freight truck study.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 12p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 23 1995 12:00AM