Performance Areas Freight

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  1. June 1, 2015

    Intermodal Performance Measures from a Decision Maker’s Perspective

  2. June 1, 2015

    The Changing Logistics Ecosystem: Complexity Drives Data Use


  3. We Can Meet This Challenge Together: 2014 Washington State Freight Plan

    This project was a 2014 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: To clearly explain the 2014 Washington State Freight Mobility Plan, WSDOT developed several easily digested communications tools to help inform and engage the public about the plan’s findings and recommendations. An Executive Summary provides a shortened, reader-friendly version highlighting the plan’s five key findings. For the first time WSDOT created supply chain maps that show where key state industry sectors cluster on the Freight Economic Corridors. A dynamic, animated infographic briefly explains how the freight system helps sustain Washington’s economy. And a video featuring Orion Aerospace employees launches WSDOT’s “Freight Matters” – a series of talks with freight-dependent businesses personalizing the value of freight in their lives. Each element explains the value of the system to non-technical viewers and leads to the same call to action: We can meet this challenge together. Washington’s freight system needs preservation, increased mobility, and participation from Washington residents in every industry, every government level, and every planning organization to implement the plan. With the engaging infographic and personal aspect of the Freight Matters video series, WSDOT significantly expanded its reach and potential to improve the state’s freight system for today and the future.

  4. Pro Motion

    This campaign was a 2014 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is actively working to set the context for what freight is—and how freight and multimodal initiatives are important to Florida’s economy and quality of life—through a public education and awareness campaign, titled Pro Motion. Pro Motion is progressing in effectively communicating freight needs and issues to the public, while stimulating stakeholder involvement in the process of moving Florida forward. The FDOT and partners have implemented the Freight Moves Florida logistics portal to serve as a platform for the Pro Motion outreach. Created through a partnership, Enterprise Florida, Workforce Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and the FDOT, the Freight Moves Florida logistics portal serves as a one-stop-shop for Florida logistics. Pro Motion is being involved, stimulating partnerships, and encouraging outreach.

  5. Norfolk Southern Exhibition Car

    This project won an honorable mention in the 2014 John and Jane Public Competition. From TRB Committee ADA 60: Norfolk Southern’s showcase on wheels, the Exhibition Car is a rolling museum of modern transportation technology. It has served as a goodwill ambassador for Norfolk Southern and the rail industry. In three decades of service as an Exhibition Car, NS 27 has opened its doors to more than 1.5 million people in some 300 cities where the car has toured. The exhibit car features the following: Displays inside the car illustrate how people and technology support freight safely. Locomotive simulator provides visitors a chance to see life from an engineer’s point of view. Mock-up of a locomotive combines computer animation with realistic controls – complete with horn, throttle, and brake – to demonstrate the dangers of trespassing on railroad property. Train-dispatching center uses video presentations and a lighted system board to portray movements on an imaginary operating division, and illustrate how people in a dispatching office – the nerve center of the railroad – manage hundreds of trains daily to provide safe and efficient transportation services.
  6. June 1, 2015

    Measuring Supply Chain Performance: Fluidity Metrics and Bottlenecks

  7. June 1, 2015

    Deciding Who Gets Access to Rail: People or Goods?

  8. June 1, 2015

    Tracking Freight Movement Throughout Iowa

  9. June 1, 2015

    Using Data for Better Operational Results

  10. June 1, 2015

    Measuring Supply Chain Performance with Fluidity Data