Strategies for Separating Trucks from Passenger Vehicles: Final Report

Trucks constitute a large and growing segment of the traffic on Texas highways. In order to manage this growth, the Texas Department of Transportation needs to consider special or unique treatments for trucks such as truck lane restrictions, exclusive truck lanes, and exclusive truck facilities. This research addressed this topic for the state of Texas by developing tools for evaluating needs for special truck facilities, developing a truck route system, and developing recommendations for demonstration of a pilot system. Tasks required to accomplish these objectives began with a comprehensive literature review, to include the major corridor studies and an evaluation of special truck facilities implemented outside of Texas. The research then established criteria for each of the three levels of truck treatments, developed a plan to classify truck facilities, and developed an evaluation framework for these facilities. Based on these tasks, the research then investigated techniques for evaluating levels of service on truck facilities. The techniques were then applied to selected candidate corridors to demonstrate their utility. Finally, the research developed an action plan for implementation of the exclusive truck facilities.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project Title: Strategies for Separating Trucks from Passenger Vehicle Traffic. Report Date: September 2006; Published: November 2006.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Middleton, Dan
    • Venglar, Steven
    • Quiroga, Cesar
    • Lord, Dominique
    • Jasek, Deborah L
  • Publication Date: 2006-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 186p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01042173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-07/0-4663-2, Report 0-4663-2
  • Contract Numbers: Project No. 0-4663
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2007 8:33AM