Improving Freight System Performance in Metropolitan Areas: A Planning Guide

Transportation Research Board

Overview

TRB’s National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 33: Improving Freight System Performance in Metropolitan Areas: A Planning Guide outlines potential strategies and practical solutions for public and private stakeholders to improve freight movement system performance in diverse metropolitan areas.

The report includes links to an Initiative Selector tool to aid in the selection of possible alternatives for various problems, and Freight Trip Generation (FTG) software that planners can use to identify main locations where freight is an issue. A brochure summarizing the report and tools is also available.

Source Organization Location

Washington, DC


Operations Area of Practice

  • Freight Management
  • Freight Technology and Operations

Organizational Capability Element

  • Performance Management
  • Evaluation of Operations Strategies
  • Performance Measurement
  • Freight Management Operations

Content Type

  • Informational Product

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Media / PIO
  • Operator
  • Principal Engineer
  • Public
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Technician
  • Transit Professional
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • TRB

Objective

  • How-To
  • Learning

Project Website

Improving Freight System Performance in Metropolitan Areas: A Planning Guide

Issue Date
April 23rd, 2015
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