The freight data decision tree is for freight transportation planners seeking guidance on which data
sources best address specific planning and operations use cases. The tool includes the following
freight planning and operational use cases:

  • Origin-destination analysis
  • Truck volumes
  • Truck congestion
  • Truck parking

The tool includes information on the following datasets:

  • American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)
  • Freight Analysis Framework (FAF)
  • Freight Mobility Trends Dashboard – National Freight Bottlenecks
  • Geotab
  • Highway Performance Monitoring System
  • National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS)
  • StreetLight Insight
  • North American Transborder Database
  • Transearch
  • Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) Stations

The freight data decision tree, illustrated below, uses a JavaScript library that renders an embedded data structure into a collapsible tree view. A sub-tree expands when the user clicks on each node on the tree until the applicable list of data sources for that use case appears. When a user selects a data source, they are taken to the section describing the content of thedata, including metadata and use cases for the data source as identified from the literature.
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