freight data

June 2013

NCFRP Report 25: Freight Data Sharing Guidebook provides a series of guidelines for sharing freight data, primarily between public and private freight stakeholders.

Freight Rail Planning and Market Forecasting

As planners and policymakers increasingly look to rail to reduce highway congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, rehabilitation and expansion are critical to serving domestic and international trade lanes. Cambridge Systematics leads the field in offering insight, analysis and support on these issues. We work with the nation’s largest freight railroads to provide strategic planning services, analytical support for public sector funding, market analyses, and local industrial access and preservation programs.

State, Regional and Local Freight Planning

As changes in the US and global economy drive up freight demand and stress freight transportation systems, Cambridge Systematics helps states, regions and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) plan to accommodate this growth—and capitalize on it through priority-driven investments. Our work allows agencies to understand the link between freight efficiency and economic vitality, improve freight operations while meeting mobility and livability goals, and implement projects and programs that address evolving needs.

camsysadmin

Freight data at the state and regional level always surfaces as one of the biggest obstacles to good freight planning. What are some innovative things you are hearing about that are addressing this issue?