Freight Planning

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Highway trucking activities in the greater region are monitored by the staff.  As part of the traffic counting program, vehicle classification is determined so that the overall percentage of heavy vehicles can be monitored on a routine basis.  Truck Travel Time Reliability, which is reflective of overall traffic flow reliability in the planning region, is another topic that have received more attention recently and is reflected in staff’s ongoing Performance Management efforts.  Staff has also recently started to assess freight accommodation on the federal-aid highway network through a series of studies that will eventually cover the entire planning region.  The staff also monitors progress on major highway reconstruction projects that impact regional truck flows.  Lastly, the lack of reliable truck parking for long-distance drivers is a concern that MassDOT is currently working to address with its regional planning partners.

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Highway trucking activities in the greater region are monitored by the staff.  As part of the traffic counting program, vehicle classification is determined so that the overall percentage of heavy vehicles can be monitored on a routine basis.  Truck Travel Time Reliability, which is reflective of overall traffic flow reliability in the planning region, is another topic that have received more attention recently and is reflected in staff’s ongoing Performance Management efforts.  Staff has also recently started to assess freight accommodation on the federal-aid highway network through a series of studies that will eventually cover the entire planning region.  The staff also monitors progress on major highway reconstruction projects that impact regional truck flows.  Lastly, the lack of reliable truck parking for long-distance drivers is a concern that MassDOT is currently working to address with its regional planning partners.

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