MODELING WASHINGTON STATE TRUCK FREIGHT FLOWS USING GIS-T: DATA COLLECTION AND DESIGN

As part of their planning process, state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations are required to include detailed information on freight and goods movements. However, obtaining comprehensive information on freight truck movements is often difficult. The Washington State Department of Transportation initiated a statewide freight truck origin and destination study in April 1993, completed in March 1994, to meet this challenge. An overview of the research procedures used to conduct the study is presented. Specific emphasis is given to arranging the data to complement the role of GIS-T, which is used as a tool for organizing, analyzing, and presenting information for use by transportation planners, program administrators, and policy makers. A case study of southbound trucks on SR-395 from Canada to Spokane, Washington, illustrates how GIS-T can be used to document and analyze the characteristics of freight truck movements.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 145-152
  • Monograph Title: Artificial intelligence and geographical information
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00714954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061636
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 20 1995 12:00AM