SPR-821: Develop New Methods to use ODOT Weigh-in-Motion Data for Predicting Freight Flow and/or Commodity Patterns
Fedral Highway Administration, contract number SPR821
Freight and freightage -- Oregon -- Statistics, Transportation -- Oregon -- Statistics, Traffic flow--Oregon--Statistics, Weigh-in-motion systems, Transportation -- Oregon -- Planning
The objective of this research is to evaluate weigh-in-motion (WIM) data for use by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for short-term and long-term highway investment prioritization and the tools and methods used to conduct freight analysis. This research will recommend methods of using the data to produce information, i.e. dashboards, related to heavy truck patterns, ultimately leading to improved analytical tools and methods based on current and emerging patterns of truck movement. The research will also identify and evaluate other data sources (both public and private) with the potential to enhance the information generated using WIM data, such as truck speed data, automatic traffic recorders and commodity flow data. This study will produce an inventory of potential data sources available to ODOT, identifying the pros and cons associated with each and gaging the usefulness to meet the needs of freight mobility.
Unnikrishnan, Avinash; Figliozzi, Miguel; Anderson, Jason C.; Hernandez, Salvador; Oregon. Department of Transportation. Research Section; and United States. Federal Highway Administration, "SPR-821: Develop New Methods to use ODOT Weigh-in-Motion Data for Predicting Freight Flow and/or Commodity Patterns" (2019). Civil and Environmental Engineering Datasets. 2.
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