Freight Trip Generation and Land Use Project
Welcome to the website of the NCFRP 25 project (Jointly funded with NCHRP project 08-80): Freight Trip Generation and Land Use.
The main goal of this project is to facilitate the effective incorporation of freight transportation considerations in the transportation planning process, which is extremely important because the freight system is a crucial contributor to a vibrant economy, a determinant of quality of life, and a key component of efforts to combat global warming and climate change. The objective of this research is to develop a handbook that provides improved freight trip generation rates, or equivalent metrics, for different land use characteristics related to freight facilities and commercial operations to better inform state and local decision-making. The research is also expected to develop CD-ROM tutorial for applying the handbook.
This research project is being conducted by a team from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University at Albany, and TNO Delft. The Principal Investigator is Professor José Holguín-Veras and the Co-Principal Investigators are Professors Jeff Ban (Rensselaer), Catherine Lawson (University at Albany), and Lorant Tavasszy (TNO). Project consultants are Herbert Levinson, Erica Levine Powers, and Hyeon-Shic Shin.