Technology and Operations
The Office of Freight Management and Operations promotes the deployment
of technology and the adoption of best practices to facilitate the smooth
flow of goods on the Nation's transportation system and across our borders.
The Intermodal Freight Technology program conducts operational tests
of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies, supports the
development of tools to evaluate infrastructure and operational needs
at border crossings, and works with our partners to develop standards
for exchanging electronic freight data.
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Initiatives and Programs
- Mobility Applications Program – The Mobility Program will be concluding the first phase of activity focused on foundational research and moving into a second phase focused on applications development and testing, initiating coordinated research activities on a portfolio of ten high-priority mobility applications.
- e-Permitting/Virtual Weigh Stations – The Office of Freight Management & Operations recently completed two initiatives that addressed electronic permitting and virtual weigh stations. An assessment of "e-Permitting" efforts underway in New York, Tennessee and Florida was completed in partnership with the I-95 Corridor Coalition. Three documents were completed documenting the "State of the Practice" in state level efforts to advance virtual weigh stations; the "Concept of Operations for Virtual Weigh Stations", and "Implementation Plan for Virtual Weigh Stations". These reports are available at: Oversize/Overweight Permitting – Best Practices Analysis of Automation and Roadside Communications
- Universal Truck Identifier Project – The Office of Freight Management & Operations has initiated a project to identify the advanced technologies capable of uniquely identifying commercial vehicles subject to US Code Title 23 and 49 inspections and measurements. Additional information will be posted when it becomes available.
- 2006 European Truck Enforcement Technology Scan Implementation Activities – In 2006, ten transportation professionals participated on a scan of six European nations (Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France) sponsored by FHWA's Office of Freight Management & Operations, AASHTO and NCHRP. The scan focused on the use of advanced technologies employed to support truck size and weight enforcement.
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