Freight Congestion Increasing on U.S. Highways
(International Freighting Weekly – Pete Goldin)
Groundbreaking research pinpoints chokepoints nationwide
The US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released new freight data yesterday pinpointing key traffic chokepoints on some of the nation’s busiest roads. The research shows congestion increased at 61 of the 100 identified freight bottlenecks between 2009 and 2010.
The data is generated by the Freight Performance Measures (FPM) initiative, conducted in collaboration with the American Transportation Research Institute. The programme is designed to capture information on truck speeds, gathered from GPS and satellite devices onboard commercial trucks. Read more here.
Date: September 26, 2011