Initial Data Collection Assessment

Sample of data collection needs and assessment tasks that may be associated by groups of initiatives discussed in this Guide.

Initiative/Freight Problem Area Data Collection Needed Assessment and Analysis
Infrastructure Management
  • Roadway, intermodal and modal facilities inventory, including traffic counts and capacity
  • Origin/Destination of travel
  • Condition of infrastructure, including related roadway geometrics
  •  Level of Service, Volume to Capacity by time of day; pavement ratings; types of vehicles using the facility
  • Infrastructure condition
  • Locations of freight generators (shippers and receivers)
Parking/Loading Areas Management
  • Number and locations of on- and off-street parking spaces and use
  • Number and location dedicated to trucks and delivery zones, including time restrictions
  • Number of parking violations
  • Design and access to loading docks
  • Parking-related regulations and enforcement
  • Freight-trip generation
  • Parking analysis: needs and availability
  • Focus on freight generator and receivers, such as retail establishments
Vehicle-Related Strategies
  • Vehicle emissions and noise regulations
  • Number of low-emission freight vehicles registered in region
  • Air quality data
  • Noise data
  • Comparison of air and noise regulations and incentives to other parts of US and abroad
  • Analysis of incentive programs available 
Traffic Management
  • Summary of freight vehicle restrictions in the region
  • Location of truck routes
  • Location of roadways with and without signal timing
  • Congestion analysis including intermodal connection access issues, and  identification of  problem locations 
Pricing, Incentives, and Taxation
  • Current freight-related regulations, taxation, and incentive programs in the region
  •  Analysis (possibly through private sector interviews/surveys) of the impact of these to local businesses
Logistical Management
  • Locations and volume of freight coming from, and going to businesses, industries and manufacturing in the region
  • Summary of current ITS programs operating in the region
  •  Freight-trip generation locational analysis
  • Origin destination analysis
  • Congestion and mobility study, including time-of-day analysis
Freight Demand/Land Use Management
  • Current land use map and regulations
  • Locations and volume of freight coming from, and going to businesses, industries and manufacturing in the region
  •  Freight-trip generation locational analysis
  • Origin destination analysis
  • Congestion and mobility study including time-of-day analysis

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