Strategic Freight Research Projects
Prior to the release of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), the five-year reauthorization of the federal surface transportation program, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) developed a 25-year Long Range Transportation Policy Plan, a Freight Plan, 10-year Strategic Investment Plan, and a Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act (PRIAA) compliant plan, all of which had some freight components. With the late 2015 release of the FAST Act, TDOT must determine the impact new legislation has on its previous work and how to translate those efforts to plan, develop and implement cost effective and sustainable freight projects. TDOT is interested in conducting research projects that engage not only Department leadership, but also actively include Tennessee’s Freight Advisory Committees (FAC), planning partners and other states impacted by our decisions.
2016 Strategic Freight Research Projects
Research teams are currently conducting freight research for the following topics:
- Cyber-Physical Applications for Freight Transportation Systems Management and Operations: Opportunities and Challenges PDF
- Multi-Modal Freight Transportation System Capacity and Diversion Assessment PDF
- The Use of Freight Advisory Committees in Responding to Supply Chain Disruption PDF
- Alternative Vehicles in Last-Mile Freight PDF
- Automated Plate Recognition and Truck Trip Tracking PDF
- Fuels, Freight, and the Tennessee Economy PDF
- Freight Flows and Incident Management PDF
- Evaluating Freight Intermodal Connectors (FICS) in Tennessee PDF
- Improving Resilience of Freight Networks in Tennessee PDF
- Identifying Cost-Effective, High-Return, and Quickly Implementable Improvements to Address Freight Congestion and Mobility Constraints in Tennessee PDF
For more information, please contact TDOT.Research@tn.gov.