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FREIGHT GROWTH: TRENDS/VISIONS NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

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  1. FREIGHT GROWTH: TRENDS/VISIONSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE NORTH CAROLINA MPO PLANNING CONFERENCE Bob Radics FHWA Resource Center at Atlanta October 27, 2005

  2. FREIGHT GROWTH: TRENDS/VISIONSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

  3. FREIGHT GROWTH: TRENDS/VISIONSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

  4. FREIGHT GROWTH: TRENDS/VISIONSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

  5. FREIGHT GROWTH: TRENDS/VISIONSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

  6. AMERICA’SFUTURE TRADE GROWTH • U.S. global maritime trade projected to more than double by 2020 • Intermodal container traffic volume in U.S. increased over 7% from 1998 to 1999 • Phenomenal growth of truck companies • 18,000 in 1975 • 500,000 in 2000 Source: Federal Maritime Administration

  7. Freight Volumes Growing-Faster than Passenger

  8. 89% 79% 100% 89% Growth by Region: US Inter & Intra-Regional Tonnage Growth to 2020 Source: Federal Highway Administration

  9. Exports Imports Top Gateways for International Freight Exports and Imports in tons Source: U.S. Federal Highway Administration

  10. Domestic Truck Freight Flows, All CommoditiesHighway Freight Density in Tons Source: U.S. Federal Highway Administration

  11. Rail Freight Flows, All Commodities Rail freight density in tons Source: U.S. Federal Highway Administration

  12. WHAT’S COMING? Third Party Logistics (3PLs) Just-in-Time/Mobile Warehouses Smaller Shipments Economy becoming more service-oriented Air and Barge Growth Growth of E-Commerce

  13. Alameda Corridor

  14. TTC Cross-Section

  15. GDOT STUDY OF HOURLY TRUCK MOVEMENTS IN THE ATLANTA REGION

  16. GDOT STUDY OF HOURLY TRUCK MOVEMENTS IN THE ATLANTA REGION EXAMPLES OF INITIAL STRATEGIES • Traveler Oriented • Statewide or regional truck route map • Traveler information system • Dynamic truck routing • Operational • Lane restrictions or preferences • Time of day restrictions • Truck exits • Planning • Prioritize freight projects in the TIP • Truck Route Plan • Identify gaps in the regional arterial system

  17. GDOT STUDY OF HOURLY TRUCK MOVEMENTS IN THE ATLANTA REGION • EXAMPLES OF INITIAL STRATEGIES • Capital Investment • New truck-only lanes, interchanges and roads • Truck havens • Ramp turning radii • Advocacy/Legislative/Financial • Statewide Freight Advisory Council • Grant program for ITS technology to small companies

  18. INLAND RIVERS – NAVIGABLE WATERWAYS

  19. Water transportation is efficient This ONE barge is equal to... 400 Trucks

  20. Lighter Aboard SHip

  21. LASH SHIP

  22. EUROPEAN RIVER/CANAL SYSTEM

  23. EURO FREIGHT CONCERNS • ACCESSIBILITY • insufficient infrastructure, access restrictions and congestion • ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES • Local air pollution • Noise • Vibration • SAFETY • ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  24. Current Shipping Pattern

  25. Possible Future Pattern

  26. Possible Future Pattern

  27. NorthCarolina Truck Flows-1998

  28. North Carolina Truck Flows - 2020

  29. FREIGHT GROWTH: TRENDS/VISIONS NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE SUMMARY • Freight Traffic is Growing Rapidly • Global and National • Truck and Rail • Need to Identify Current and Future Sources and Patterns • Inter- and Intra- State • Look at Intermodal Solution Possibilities

  30. Contact Information Bob Radics Intermodal Planning Engineer FHWA Resource Center at Atlanta Robert.Radics@fhwa.dot.gov 404-562-3692