INNOVATIVE RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS FOR FREIGHT DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS

Session: Poster Session 1409
Time: Tuesday, January 14th, 8:00 - 9:45 AM
Presiding: Mario Monsreal, Texas A&M University Transportation Institute

INNOVATIONS IN DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS, AND FUSION TO ADDRESS PERSISTENT FREIGHT DATA GAPS

Session: Lectern Session 1514
Time: Tuesday, January 14th, 1:30 - 3:15 PM
Presiding: Stephanie Finch, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Description: This session highlighted recent research in data science and data fusion applications to capture freight data elements that have consistently been challenging to measure. Presentations will address new or improved methods to estimate truck empty and loaded trips, truck stop by purpose, and disaggregate multi-modal commodity flows.

DEVELOPING AN INNOVATIVE AND TRANSFORMATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE CONNECTED TRUCK EXTENDED ECOSYSTEM

Session: Lectern Session 1515
Time: Tuesday, January 14th, 1:30 - 3:15 PM
Presiding: John Barton, HNTB Corporation, presiding
Eugene Conti, The Conti Group LLC
Description: The session provided thought leadership and discuss a collaborative and strategic partnership of best-in-class transportation connected vehicle subject matter experts, researchers, and DOT and port executives to drive development of a freight operation network that connects trucks/freight with DOTs…from point of origin to destination… via an integrated placemat of end-to-end solutions. The discussion will include an integrated V2X approach for sharing data with connected commercial vehicles that will deliver multi-modal information at the granular level to tell the full story. Key areas of focus for Connected Truck Ecosystem are built around key performance indicators of safety, mobility, efficiency and reliability.

FREIGHT DATA USERS FORUM: GOOD PRACTICES, INNOVATIONS, AND NEXT STEPS IN FREIGHT PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT

Session: Lectern Session 1705
Time: Wednesday, January 15th, 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Presiding: Alison Conway, City College of New York
Description: The Freight Data Users Forum is an annual event that brings together the expert community of freight data users to share experience, learn about recent advances, and provide input on next generation needs related to a critical and timely freight data product or process. This year's freight data forum will discuss Freight Performance Measures required by MAP-21 and the FAST Act. Individuals from FHWA and several state DOTs will discuss their recent work investigating factors that influence freight network performance and linking travel time data with broader freight system policy objectives. States, MPOs, and other stakeholders interested in freight performance measurement are encouraged to attend - this event is open to all TRB attendees.