This report summarizes the activities and the findings of the Freight Planning Support System (FPSS) project conducted for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The underlying purpose of the project is to allow for better project planning and implementation to deal with the forecasted ballooning of freight movements into New Jersey's ports and on northern New Jersey's railways and highways. The FPSS project developed goods movement transportation indicators, data and performance measurements, and goods movement strategies that will support the NJTPA's performance-based planning process. It also recommends a framework of issues, studies and analyses to enhance the freight planning process and agenda for northern New Jersey. In addition, the FPSS project also examined the interruption in freight movement caused by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New York City. The FPSS project also identified potential freight system impacts, system redundancies and appropriate strategies to respond to, or prevent system failure in the event of another major disaster affecting the movement of goods and people within the northern New Jersey region.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    323 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
    Newark, NJ  United States  07102

    North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

    One Newark Center, 17th Floor
    Newark, NJ  United States  07102

    Research and Special Programs Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fallat, G
    • Opie, K
    • Curley, J
    • Rowinski, J
    • Liu, Rongfang
  • Publication Date: 2003-7


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00964850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Report
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2003 12:00AM