January 7-11, 2018
Washington, D.C.
TRB 97th Annual Meeting
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Freight Planning and Data Forum: Tailoring Highway Traffic Monitoring Data to Serve the Needs of Freight Planners

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center
Sarah Hernandez, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Freight Transportation Data; and Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Monitoring

This workshop focuses on new applications of existing and new types of highway traffic monitoring data to better meet freight planning data needs.  Traditional traffic data is valuable for cost allocation, maintenance, and operations but often falls short for freight planning because it lacks origin-destination, economic, and commodity information.  Example topics include: new traffic data types, fusion of traffic data with other sources, and sensor placement/selection to support planning.

Workshop Introduction
Sarah Hernandez, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

 

Topic 1 (Freight Planning): Drawing the Line Between Freight Operations and Planning Data
Chris Schmidt, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)

 

Topic 2 (Traffic Monitoring): Review of Common Highway Traffic Monitoring Data Sources
Kent Taylor, North Carolina Department of Transportation

 

Topic 3 (Research): Tailoring Highway Traffic Monitoring Data to Serve the Needs of Freight Planners
Dan Seedah, Transmetric America Inc.; Thomas Hill, Florida Department of Transportation; Jonathan Regehr, University of Manitoba; Sarah Hernandez, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Glareh Amirjamshidi, Parsons; Jaeyoung Jung, University of California, Irvine