A Guidebook for Freight Transportation Planning Using Truck GPS Data

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Primary Investigators

Dr. Sabya Mishra Assistant Professor University of Memphis 901-678-5043 smishra3@memphis.edu

Abstract

The proposed guidebook will investigate (and develop case studies) of how and if the available GPS data can be used to:

  • Develop performance measures for transportation facilities
  • Provide key performance indicators for intermodal terminals in TN
  • Develop truck trip generation rates for different intermodal and trans-modal terminals
  • Analyze TN truck corridors with a focus on travel time and flow
  • Analyze inter- and intra- city travel patterns
  • Provide data to support development, calibration and validation of TN’s State and MPO’s travel demand models (both for the freight and passenger component).

Objectives

The proposed research is designed as a one year project and will develop a guidebook of how data from the FPMWeb tool can be utilized in long term transportation planning and operational transportation strategies in the State of TN.

Tasks

Task 1: Collect raw data (1 month) Task 2: Evaluate capabilities of the data to (9 months):

  1. Develop performance measures for transportation facilities (travel times, flows, demand, bottlenecks etc.)
  2. Provide key performance indicators for freight intermodal terminals in TN;
  3. Develop truck trip generation rates for different intermodal and transmodal terminals;
  4. Analyze TN truck corridors with a particular focus on travel time and flow;
  5. Analyze inter- and intra-city truck travel patterns;
  6. Provide data to support development, calibration, and validation of TN’s State and MPO’s travel demand models (both for the freight and passenger component).

Task 3: Draft final report (1 month) Task 4: Workshop development (1 month-cuncurrently with task 4)

Project Information

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Dates: 01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
  • Budget: $150,000 (match funds)
  • Student Involvement: Two graduate students
  • Modal Orientation: Highway
  • Project ID: CFIRE 09-04
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