RS&H’s Steve Cote contributed an article in October to the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) news update, Inside Lane. His article explains the purpose of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s I-75 study, which will form the policy blueprint and proposed course of action for future transportation system improvements of the corridor through the year 2040.
To assess existing and future transportation deficiencies for the interstate, the concept of integrated corridor freight planning (ICFP) was developed. According to the article, the assessments are based upon several factors, including isolated congestion, rapidly changing land uses in areas set aside for light industrial/freight and logistics, economic development goals and initiatives, and strategic development and prioritization of improvements.
The following four-step process is explained in the article in detail:
- Identifying potential freight hotspots
- Identifying existing and/or future deficiencies
- Assessing truck freight routing, and
- Developing recommendations supporting and enhancing the existing and future freight network
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