The SHRP2 program sponsored a number of studies relating to Freight Demand Modeling and Local Freight Data Improvement. The program included an analysis of the current state of practice for freight decision-making and forecasting needs. This includes providing innovative ideas and tools for developing improved freight datasets and freight modeling practices. 1 SHRP2 C20 efforts also included hosting Regional Freight Data Collaboration and Standardization Workshops to improve freight data programs and support local, regional, and state freight transportation programs. As part of these workshops, a Freight Data Guide for Improved Transportation Planning was developed by AASHTO to guide practitioners through the process of selecting and acquiring data to address common freight issues, needs, and goals.
- 1FHWA. (2020, April 8). Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement: A Strategic Roadmap for Making Better Freight Investments. Retrieved from FHWA Freight Management and Operations: https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/freight_analysis/fdmdi/index.htm