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Freight Impacts on Ohio's Roadways

presented by
Suzann S. Gad, AICP
The Ohio Depart Of Transportation
Office of Urban & Corridor Planning


Lets Talk Freight in Ohio

  • Ohio DOT, Division of Planning is engaged in the study of Freight Impacts on the Transportation System.
  • Ohio has contracted with Cambridge Systematics and purchased Reebie Associates Transearch Data.
  • Ohio is conducting corridor studies with freight movements as a key componen
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Research Objectives


Truck Freight Flows, 1998.

All Commodities, All Truck Types, Highway Freight Density (in tons)

map of the United States showing truck freight shipping routs


Truck Freight Growth, 1998-2020.

Regional Growth Rates and Highway Links with Highest Growth Rates, Freight Density (in tons)

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Research Approach


TRANSEARCH Freight Analysis Zones

image of the United States showing TRANSEARCH Freight Analysis Zones


Domestic Truck Freight Flows To/From Ohio.

All Commodities, All Truck Types, Highway Freight Density (in tons)

image of the United States showing domestic truck freight flows from and to Ohio


Proposed Schedule

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  1. Acquisition of Base Freight Data Workshop on Program Data : Northern Ohio Corridor Case Study Subtask 5.4: MORPC Case Study Case Studies Presentation
  2. Develop Base Year Truck Table
  3. Develop Forecast Truck Volumes Future Truck Volume Presentation
  4. Develop Freight Policies.Analysis Techniques
  5. Application of the.Analysis Techniques Subtask 5.1: HERS Case Study Subtask 5.2: I-75 Case Study Subtask 5.3
  6. Final Documentation

Freight Summit

Updated: 03/31/2011
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