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Making Freight Data More Accessible - SHRP2 C20: Local Freight Data Improvement
Product No.: 15061
Date Published: 5/2016
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Geographic Area Covered: The nine-county DVRPC planning area, which covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey
Abstract: With support of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) C20 Local Freight Data Improvement program, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) established and advanced a comprehensive freight data improvement program for the DVRPC Region. This project sought to improve access and usability of a variety of data sets for regional freight planning through innovative analysis and visualization. The development of a collection plan, internal databases, and improvements to the PhillyFreightFinder web application were integral components of this comprehensive freight data strategy. A series of internal tools as well as an open-source, replicable template based on PhillyFreightFinder were developed and made available for use by other agencies seeking to create similar products in other regions
Key Words: Freight planning, Freight, Data, PhillyFreightFinder, SHRP2 C20, Performance Measures, County Data
- Michael Ruane (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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