Critical Rural Freight Corridors Designation in TRR

An award-winning paper authored by CFIRE researchers was recently published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2410.
Critical Rural Freight Corridors Designation: Implications of Truck Percentage Calculation by Alex J. Marach, Teresa M. Adams, and Ernest J. Perry…

…proposes mileage-based, segment-based, and weighted average approaches to determine whether a corridor meets one of the CRFC criteria: a rural principal arterial that has a minimum 25% of truck traffic. The three approaches are explained, assessed, and mapped for the reader to compare the resulting networks. The paper then uses policy analysis techniques to assess the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

This issue (Freight Systems 2014, Volume 1: Planning, Modeling, and Logistics) consists of 17 papers that examine truck traffic related to petroleum well development and production in unconventional shale plays; a critical rural freight corridors designation; generating reliable freight performance measures with truck GPS data; and a GPS and driver log–based survey of grocery trucks in Chicago, Illinois.