FREIGHT MOVEMENT LOGISTICS AND THE RESPONSE OF BUSINESSES TO HIGHWAY CONGESTION

During the month of June 1999, in-depth interviews were conducted with representatives of sixty-one businesses in the metropolitan area that includes Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. This paper summarizes the lessons learned about the logistical decision making from those interviews. The purpose of the interviews was to gain information about freight and goods movement in the Portland area that would help the region's transportation agencies identify freight related needs in the I-5 Corridor and other parts of the region's transportation system. The interviews were designed to gain a better understanding of how level of service on the area highways affects the logistical decisions and costs of the area's shippers and carriers. The interviews will also be used to confirm and calibrate the region's commodity flow and freight movement forecasting model. The interviews were also designed to help identify where roadway congestion is seriously affecting area businesses and improvements the business community would most like to see funded.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper appears on the CD-ROM, Transportation Operations: Moving into the 21st Century, ITE CD-008.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Loudon, W R
    • Layden, D F
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00791568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 2000 12:00AM