Assessing the Value of Delay to Rank Order Congestion Cost in Freight Movement Performance Evaluation

Quarterly Reports Other Documents Final Report
March 2010
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September 2010
December 2010
Research Brief Final Report

Primary Investigator

Teresa Adams
Wisconsin Transportation Center
1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 EH
Madison, WI 53706


This project proposes to develop models to derive the value of delay for freight movements and apply the estimated value of delay to evaluate congestion and rank order bottlenecks and congestion areas for improvement. Surveys will be designed to truckers, carriers and shippers for their stated preference. Interviews, case studies and simulations will be conducted to corroborate the findings from the stated preference survey. The objective is to provide a reliable value of delay to freight movement for practice and research.


  1. Develop models for stated preference survey of value of delay to freight operators (truckers, carriers and shippers).
  2. Conduct simulations to corroborate the findings in the stated survey.


  1. Literature Review
  2. Develop methodologies to estimate perceoved VOD by freight operators
  3. State preference survey and analysis
  4. Develop simulations and conduct interviews for assessing the VOD from surveys
  5. Final report

Project Information

  • Duration: 18 months
  • Dates: August 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010
  • Budget: $122,734 (UTCM $42,734)
  • Student Involvement: Two graduate students
  • Modal Orientation: Highway, Rail, Air, Maritime
  • Project ID: CFIRE 03-15
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