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Freight and Land Use Travel Demand Evaluation: Final Report

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July 2018

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction
Project Purpose
Project Approach
Technical Report Organization
Section 2: Key Project Findings
The QRFM Requires Updating
Gaps are Significant; There is Insufficient Information Available on How to Address Them
Freight Movement Trends are Evolving Quickly
New Modeling Frameworks are Being Developed
Stakeholder Engagement is Critical
Targeted Communication is Essential
Section 3: Topics
Topic A: Integration of Land Use and Freight Planning
Application of NCFRP Freight Trip Generation Data
Approach for Applying Context-Sensitive Land Use to NCFRP Report 37 Trip Generation Rates
NCFRP Report 37 Trip Generation Database
Freight Villages Concepts and the Effect on Trip Generation
Strategic Planning for Freight Locational Planning
How-To Guide for Inventorying Freight-Generating Facilities
Integrating Land Use and Goods and Services Movement
Issues Associated with Unique Commodities
Freight Roadway Design Considerations
Local Transportation Impact Analysis Approaches
Topic B: Last-Mile Considerations
Synthesis on Data Use and Application in Last-Mile Delivery Techniques
Transferable Last-Mile Analysis from Broward County
Topic C: Modeling Framework
Synthesis on Applying Lessons Learned from ABM to Four Step/Hybrid Models (with Focus of Land Use/Demographics as Inputs)
Freight Case Studies as Part of BBFM Deployment
Baltimore Metropolitan Council and Portland Metro Freight Modeling Systems
Commodity Flow Playbook
Port Everglades Petroleum Commodity Flow Survey
Freight Analysis Framework (FAF)
Topic D: Public and Private Data Sources
Current Listing of Best Data Sources
Strategic Plan for Freight Shipping Data Development and Sharing
Aligning Private Sector Shipping Needs with Public Sector Policies and Investments
Truck Data Collection Survey Instruments
2017 CFS
Review of Freight Data Sets
Topic O: Other Topics
Summary of the State of the Practice
Scenario Planning Guidance
Megaregional Planning Considerations
Value of Reliability
Visualization Techniques
Section 4. Summary of Key Findings
Appendix A: Project Approach
Literature Review Research
Stakeholder Outreach Activities
TRB Annual Meeting - January 8-12, 2017
Virtual Meeting #1 - April 19, 2017
Expert Working Session - August 8, 2017
Virtual Meeting #2 - December 6, 2017
Appendix B: Topic Matrices
Appendix C: Freight/Land Use Travel Demand Evaluation Literature Review

List of Figures

Figure 1 NCFRP Report 37 Provides Insight into Trip Generation for Different Elements of the PC Link
Figure 2 Example Freight Trip Generation Problem Described in NCFRP Report 37
Figure 3 Relationship of Smart Growth Classification to the Rural-to-Urban Transect
Figure 4 Example of Seasonal Estimates of Equivalent Single Axle Loads
Figure 5 The Development of Transportation and Land Use Policy Can Be Informed by Both Freight-Intensive Uses and Project Freight Flows
Figure 6 Summary of Southeast Florida Petroleum Commodity Flows
Figure 7 Behavioral Supply Chain Modeling Process
Figure 8 BBFM Representation of Industry-Specific Relationships across the PC Linkage
Figure 9 Truck Tour-Based Model Structure from Behavior-Based Modeling
Figure 10 Example of FAF4 Data Visualization Describing Economic Impact
Figure 11 The Capital District Study Examined Freight Data Set Characteristics that Facilitate Data Mining for Local Freight Planning Purposes

List of Tables

Table 1 Current Context for Goods Movement and Land Use Planning
Table 2 The Research/Synthesis Cycle
Table 3 Summary of Freight Data Sources as of 2013
Table 4 Excerpt of Vehicle Detection Technology Characteristics from Florida DOT SHRP2 Analysis
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