Freight transportation represents a significant amount of traffic and all its associated externalities, such as traffic safety, congestion, energy demand, greenhouse and air pollution emissions, and infrastructure costs. However, it also plays a primary role in supply chains and the costs and availability of goods, and is a major player of the economy. Understanding freight patterns and movements in, out and through a region is vital for developing efficient transportation systems. This study aims to identify, assess and utilize different data sources to uncover and understand the patterns and movements of the different types of freight in different counties of the San Joaquin Valley.
California State University, Fresno
The intended benefits of this research involve the following:
- Review of the characteristics and value of different data sources for understanding freight movements.
- Understanding the patterns and movements of the different types of freight in and out of different counties of the San Joaquin Valley.