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Measuring Improvements in the Movement of Highway and Intermodal Freight

REPORT: Freight Moves the Oregon Economy

SPONSORS: Oregon Department of Transportation

AUTHORS: Oregon Department of Transportation

PARTICIPANTS: N/A

DATE: July 1999

SUMMARY:

This report identifies several types of performance measures developed in various Oregon transportation plans or similar efforts.  The particular planning efforts examined were: Oregon’s Intermodal Management System (IMS); the 1999 Oregon Highway plan; and the Oregon Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan.  Each of these produced some performance measures.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES PRESENTED:

Oregon IMS:

For connector roads and highways:

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Volume-to-capacity ratios (average weekday PM V/C ratio, intersection average weekday PM peak hour V/C ratio)

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Pavement condition

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Accident rates

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Annual hours of truck delay

For intermodal terminals:

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Annual throughput as a percentage of capacity

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Number of hours daily when service is available

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Number of hours waiting in line outside the terminal gate

1999 Oregon Highway Plan:

For the Highway Plan policy addressing the State highway freight system:

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Percent of freight-system lane miles that meet State highway mobility standards during the peak hour or peak two hours peak period; and

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Number and percent of accidents on the designated State Highway Freight System involving trucks

For the Highway Plan policy addressing travel alternatives:

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Percentage of identified obstacles to freight movement that are eliminated through action of the State or the State in partnership with others

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Percentage (or number) of intermodal connectors improved.

Oregon Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan:

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Reduce sleep/fatigue-related truck crashes

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Reduce truck crashes related to speed, following too closely, unsafe lane change, and unsafe turns

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Decrease mechanical out-of-service percentage for intrastate carriers

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