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Center for Transportation Studies Seminar: Good Movement: Improving Freight Routing Modeling Capabilities
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 12:00pm to Friday, June 1, 2012 - 1:00pm

Center for Transportation Studies Seminar: Good Movement: Improving Freight Routing Modeling Capabilities

Friday, June 1, 2012, Noon to 1pm
PSU, Urban Center (SW 6th and Mill), Room 204
Presented by Anne Goodchild; free and open to the public

Freight RoutingThe ability to fully understand and accurately characterize freight route choice is one that will support freight modeling frameworks, and regional and state transportation decisions. This ability, when combined with regional and state commodity flow data, can compose an effective statewide freight modeling framework. Typically, transportation network models take a shortest path assumption for truck routing both for strategic and operational routing decisions. The goal of this research was to determining how different subgroups of shippers, carriers, and receivers make route choices, and to understand how these approaches vary across types of routing decisions. We consider route changes of both a spatial and temporal manner. This talk presents the results of a survey of over 800 shippers, carriers, and receivers in Washington State, and recommends a framework for improving the modeling of routing decisions in existing network models.