Integration and Consolidation of Border Freight Transportation Data for Planning Applications and Characterization of NAFTA Truck Loads for Aiding in Transportation Infrastructure Management: First Year

The quantity of truck transportation handled in Texas increased dramatically in the 1990s especially after the full implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Accurate information on truck volumes and truck characteristics is critical to the transportation planning and transportation operation activities performed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and other agencies responsible for the freeway and roadway system in the state of Texas. Information for freight transportation planning, in particular truck-related data, is expensive and difficult to collect, but various agencies located at the Texas-Mexico border already gather information that is used for operation or statistical purposes. This report covering first-year activities identifies planning information needs, determines data that are being collected by various federal, state, and local agencies, and proposes an integrated truck-related information system that could be used for planning purposes. Second-year activities will involve collecting and analyzing loading characteristics of heavy vehicles associated with cross border trade required for determining infrastructure impacts.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project Title: Integration and Consolidation of Border Freight Transportation Data for Planning Applications and Characterization of NAFTA Truck Loads for Aiding in Transportation Infrastructure Management. Report Date: October 2006; Published: December 2007.
  • 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:
    • Villa, Juan Carlos
    • Middleton, Dan
    • Warner, Jeffery E
    • Prozzi, Jolanda P
    • Prozzi, Jorge A
  • Publication Date: 2007-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 96p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01090229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-07/0-5339-1, Report 0-5339-1
  • Contract Numbers: Project 0-5339
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2008 4:37PM