freight

AASHTO

Evaluate the capacity of the nation’s freight-rail transportation system to keep pace with the economic growth projected for 2020.

FHWA Office of Freight Operations and Management

Describe and forecast national freight flows, and develop a national freight productivity program to improve freight movement and reduce congestion.

Georgia Department of Transportation

Develop a comprehensive freight and logistics statewide plan for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to help improve and grow the State’s freight and logistics related industries, and ultimately increase future economic benefits for the State of Georgia.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Develop a best practice, policy-sensitive statewide model that enables the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve its ability to forecast passenger and freight traffic by mode along key corridors in the State.

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Improve the relationship between freight transportation and existing and proposed land uses

September 2015

For the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Cambridge Systematics conducted an evaluation of the Chicago Area Waterway System’s (CAWS) physical infrastructure, assessed its use for goods movement, and provided background on historical investments in inland waterways.

U.S. DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) – Demonstration Project in Los Angeles and Gateway Cities

Test the FRATIS in the Los Angeles/Gateway Cities region in Southern California for up to a year to determine its effectiveness in: improving intermodal truck utilization; improving and automating the process in which containers are transferred between marine terminals and drayage companies; and from both of these objectives, achieve improvements in regional freight mobility and air quality.

State, Regional and Local Freight Planning

As changes in the US and global economy drive up freight demand and stress freight transportation systems, Cambridge Systematics helps states, regions and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) plan to accommodate this growth—and capitalize on it through priority-driven investments. Our work allows agencies to understand the link between freight efficiency and economic vitality, improve freight operations while meeting mobility and livability goals, and implement projects and programs that address evolving needs.

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By now, we’ve all seen the news about the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” (FAST) Act, which passed the House and Senate over the last few days and is being sent to the President for signature.

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