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SHRP 2 Capacity Project C43 Innovations in Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement James M. Brock Dering Consulting Group, Inc. Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Thomas Phelan and Erik DeLine Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Newark, New Jersey Jonathan Heilman Gannett Fleming, Inc. Camp Hill, Pennsylvania TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD Washington, D.C. 2015 www.TRB.org

© 2015 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration in cooperation with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. It was conducted in the second Strategic Highway Research Program, which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. This project was managed by David Plazak, Senior Program Officer for SHRP 2 Capacity. The symposium and associated findings and report were overseen by James Brock, Dering Consulting Group, Inc., as the principal investigator. The other authors of this report are Thomas Phelan and Erik DeLine of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., and Jonathan Heilman of Gannett Fleming, Inc. The symposium was planned and executed with assistance from Richard Easley and Sharon Easley of E-Squared Engineering, Wade White of Whitehouse Group, Robert Handfield, Ph.D., and George List, Ph.D., of North Carolina State University, and Ram Pendyala, Ph.D., and Arnold Maltz, Ph.D., of Arizona State University. Special appreciation is extended to all those who submitted presentations for consideration for the Innovations in Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement Symposium. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION Authors herein are responsible for the authenticity of their materials and for obtaining written permissions from publishers or persons who own the copyright to any previously published or copyrighted material used herein. The second Strategic Highway Research Program grants permission to reproduce material in this publication for classroom and not-for-profit purposes. Permission is given with the understanding that none of the material will be used to imply TRB, AASHTO, or FHWA endorsement of a particular product, method, or practice. It is expected that those reproducing material in this document for educational and not-for-profit purposes will give appropriate acknowledgment of the source of any reprinted or reproduced material. For other uses of the material, request permission from SHRP 2. NOTICE The project that is the subject of this document was a part of the second Strategic Highway Research Program, conducted by the Transportation Research Board with the approval of the Governing Board of the National Research Council. The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, the National Research Council, and the sponsors of the second Strategic Highway Research Program do not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade or manufacturers’ names appear herein solely because they are considered essential to the object of the report.

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Contents 1 CHAPTER 1 Background 3 CHAPTER 2 General Themes 6 CHAPTER 3 Relationship to C20 13 CHAPTER 4 Next Steps 13 Immediate Next Steps 13 Moving Beyond Freight Modeling 15 New Sponsors 16 Expanding Participation 17 New Venues 18 CHAPTER 5 Presentation Abstracts 75 APPENDIX A Agenda and List of Presentations

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TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report: Innovations in Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement provides detail to the events of "The TRB Second Symposium on Innovations in Freight Demand Modeling and Data," which took place October 21-22, 2013. The symposium explored the progress of innovative freight modeling approaches as recommended by the Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement Strategic Plan.

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