2019 Innovations in Freight Data Workshop

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(383)
Lead Organization: Iowa Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Sep 13, 2018
Solicitation Number: 1467
Partners: CA, FHWA, FL, IADOT, PADOT, TX, UT, WA, WI
Contractor(s): National Academy of Sciences
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Mar 31, 2020
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: May 13, 2021
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2019
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $102,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $144,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Khyle Clute
Khyle.Clute@iowadot.us
Phone: 515-239-1646
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2019 $14,000.00 Yatman Kwan Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2018 $20,000.00 Chandra Bondzie Chandra Bondzie (202) 366-9083 chandra.Bondzie@dot.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2018 $14,000.00 Joel Worrell Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Samuel Hiscocks Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2019 $0.00 Samuel Hiscocks Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $14,000.00 Denise Soisson Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2018 $14,000.00 Christopher Chesnut David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2019 $14,000.00 Jason Beloso Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2019 $14,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Over the last decade, data collection technologies and analysis methods have advanced rapidly. Government agencies and industry stakeholders now employ a variety of in-road and on-board sensors with potential to capture information on goods movements and on freight vehicle activity. At the same time, states and MPOs are working to rapidly respond to new federal requirements for freight planning and freight performance measurement. These activities have traditionally relied on major federal data products such as the Commodity Flow Survey and the Freight Analysis Framework. While these data sources provide an important baseline for interregional analysis, new approaches are needed to address critical and persistent data gaps such as local vehicle and commodity flows, intermodal movements, and underrepresented commodities – e.g. e-commerce - that are not covered by the CFS. Given the complexity and the pace of change in the organization of modern supply chains, planners also need data sources that recognize the time-variability of freight flows and that provide timely information.

With support from the Federal Highway Administration, the 2017 TRB Innovations in Freight Data Workshop brought together 143 attendees on May 17th and 18th in Irvine, California. Attendees included representatives from local, regional, state, federal, and international agencies; consultants; academic researchers; and data professionals. The workshop included a variety of content, including: four expert panel sessions; an interactive demonstrations session; a GPS data-focused round of speed presentations; a live presentation of an instrumented truck; and an awards ceremony recognizing two “Best Applications” for “Use of a New Data Source” and “Data Fusion.” Major themes addressed included data collection technologies; case study applications; and methods for and challenges of collecting and sharing new data sources. Feedback from 2017 Workshop attendees was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees identified networking opportunities, learning about new data sources, and learning about case studies/applications as the most important aspect of the workshop. In a post conference survey, 94% of respondents indicated interest in repeating the workshop in two years.

See the 2017 workshop report at http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/circulars/ec223.pdf.

Objectives

Building on lessons learned from the 2017 workshop, the objective of the 2019 Innovations in Freight Data workshop will be:

• To once again bring together freight data users and decision makers to learn and share the latest applications of emerging “big” data sources to improve freight planning, freight operations and mobility, and freight visualization;

• To showcase data applications, with particular emphasis on identifying adaptable/open source user-friendly tools;

• To invite participation from across the modal spectrum of goods movement, including highway, rail, marine, and air; and

• To invite participation from data scientists and technology developers to move the conversation beyond making incremental improvements to traditional freight planning and analysis methods.

Scope of Work

The 2019 Innovations in Freight Data Workshop is expected to follow the format of the successful two-day 2017 workshop. The planning committee will seek applications from interested participants and will invite expert panelists to participate in a variety of session types, including panel presentations, speed presentations, live demonstrations of applications and/or technologies, and breakout discussions.

Comments

Funding:

Requested Commitment from Partners - $14,000

This commitment will support two technical representatives attending the workshop. The workshop planning committee will also have selected pooled fund members. The planning committee will seek input from technical representatives on priority topics. In addition analysis of data needs from state freight plans is anticipated.

** Added 3/27/2018 **

The 2019 workshop is expected to take place in Irvine, California. While specific dates have not been determined, it is intended to take place in late spring or early summer, similar to the timeframe of the 2017 workshop.

** Added 11/26/2018 **

The 2019 workshop will take place in Irvine, California on April 9-10.

Subjects: Freight Transportation

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Innovations in Freight Data Workshop_Final Program_2019 Innovations in Freight Data Workshop_Final Program_2019.pdf Final Report Public
Transportation Research Circular E-C255 http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/circulars/ec255.pdf Final Report Public
TPF-5(383) Acceptance Letter TPF 5(383) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Memo Closeout Memo TPF-5(383).pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Report: September 2018 5(383) QPR 2018 09 30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2018 5(383)_2018_Q4_2018 12 31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2019 5(383)_2019_Q1_Palmerlee.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2019 TPF-5(383)_2019_Q2_NAS.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2019 5(383)_2019_Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2019 5(383)_2019_Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2020 5(383)_2020_Q1_TRB.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2020 TPF-5(383)_2020_Q2_TRB.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public

2019 Innovations in Freight Data Workshop

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(383)
Lead Organization: Iowa Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Sep 13, 2018
Solicitation Number: 1467
Partners: CA, FHWA, FL, IADOT, PADOT, TX, UT, WA, WI
Contractor(s): National Academy of Sciences
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Mar 31, 2020
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: May 13, 2021
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2019
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $102,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $144,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Khyle Clute
Khyle.Clute@iowadot.us
Phone: 515-239-1646
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2019 $14,000.00 Yatman Kwan Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2018 $20,000.00 Chandra Bondzie Chandra Bondzie (202) 366-9083 chandra.Bondzie@dot.gov
Florida Department of Transportation 2018 $14,000.00 Joel Worrell Patti Brannon 850-414-4616 patti.brannon@dot.state.fl.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $20,000.00 Samuel Hiscocks Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2019 $0.00 Samuel Hiscocks Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $14,000.00 Denise Soisson Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $20,000.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2018 $14,000.00 Christopher Chesnut David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2019 $14,000.00 Jason Beloso Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2019 $14,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

Over the last decade, data collection technologies and analysis methods have advanced rapidly. Government agencies and industry stakeholders now employ a variety of in-road and on-board sensors with potential to capture information on goods movements and on freight vehicle activity. At the same time, states and MPOs are working to rapidly respond to new federal requirements for freight planning and freight performance measurement. These activities have traditionally relied on major federal data products such as the Commodity Flow Survey and the Freight Analysis Framework. While these data sources provide an important baseline for interregional analysis, new approaches are needed to address critical and persistent data gaps such as local vehicle and commodity flows, intermodal movements, and underrepresented commodities – e.g. e-commerce - that are not covered by the CFS. Given the complexity and the pace of change in the organization of modern supply chains, planners also need data sources that recognize the time-variability of freight flows and that provide timely information.

With support from the Federal Highway Administration, the 2017 TRB Innovations in Freight Data Workshop brought together 143 attendees on May 17th and 18th in Irvine, California. Attendees included representatives from local, regional, state, federal, and international agencies; consultants; academic researchers; and data professionals. The workshop included a variety of content, including: four expert panel sessions; an interactive demonstrations session; a GPS data-focused round of speed presentations; a live presentation of an instrumented truck; and an awards ceremony recognizing two “Best Applications” for “Use of a New Data Source” and “Data Fusion.” Major themes addressed included data collection technologies; case study applications; and methods for and challenges of collecting and sharing new data sources. Feedback from 2017 Workshop attendees was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees identified networking opportunities, learning about new data sources, and learning about case studies/applications as the most important aspect of the workshop. In a post conference survey, 94% of respondents indicated interest in repeating the workshop in two years.

See the 2017 workshop report at http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/circulars/ec223.pdf.

Objectives

Building on lessons learned from the 2017 workshop, the objective of the 2019 Innovations in Freight Data workshop will be:

• To once again bring together freight data users and decision makers to learn and share the latest applications of emerging “big” data sources to improve freight planning, freight operations and mobility, and freight visualization;

• To showcase data applications, with particular emphasis on identifying adaptable/open source user-friendly tools;

• To invite participation from across the modal spectrum of goods movement, including highway, rail, marine, and air; and

• To invite participation from data scientists and technology developers to move the conversation beyond making incremental improvements to traditional freight planning and analysis methods.

Scope of Work

The 2019 Innovations in Freight Data Workshop is expected to follow the format of the successful two-day 2017 workshop. The planning committee will seek applications from interested participants and will invite expert panelists to participate in a variety of session types, including panel presentations, speed presentations, live demonstrations of applications and/or technologies, and breakout discussions.

Comments

Funding:

Requested Commitment from Partners - $14,000

This commitment will support two technical representatives attending the workshop. The workshop planning committee will also have selected pooled fund members. The planning committee will seek input from technical representatives on priority topics. In addition analysis of data needs from state freight plans is anticipated.

** Added 3/27/2018 **

The 2019 workshop is expected to take place in Irvine, California. While specific dates have not been determined, it is intended to take place in late spring or early summer, similar to the timeframe of the 2017 workshop.

** Added 11/26/2018 **

The 2019 workshop will take place in Irvine, California on April 9-10.

Subjects: Freight Transportation

Title File/Link Type Private
Innovations in Freight Data Workshop_Final Program_2019 Innovations in Freight Data Workshop_Final Program_2019.pdf Final Report Public
Transportation Research Circular E-C255 Final Report Public
TPF-5(383) Acceptance Letter TPF 5(383) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Memo Closeout Memo TPF-5(383).pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Report: September 2018 5(383) QPR 2018 09 30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2018 5(383)_2018_Q4_2018 12 31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2019 5(383)_2019_Q1_Palmerlee.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2019 TPF-5(383)_2019_Q2_NAS.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2019 5(383)_2019_Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2019 5(383)_2019_Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2020 5(383)_2020_Q1_TRB.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2020 TPF-5(383)_2020_Q2_TRB.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public

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