TRB Webinar: Commodity Flow Survey Microdata to Estimate the Generation of Freight, Fr…

September 26, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 1.5 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that discusses research from National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Research Report 37: Using Commodity Flow Survey Microdata and Other Establishment Data to Estimate the Generation of Freight, Freight Trips, and Service Trips: Guidebook.

This webinar focuses on the use of Freight Trip Generation (FTG) models to manage infrastructure in different urban contexts. Transportation engineers and city planners need to make decisions and develop programs that facilitate freight activity and ensure appropriate curb management because of the continuing growth in population, residential and commercial development in urban areas, and e-commerce. At larger geographical scales, there is also a need to get an idea about the amounts of cargo that are produced to ensure that transportation infrastructure is adequate. New FTG models provide a mechanism to estimate FTG at the establishment-level and any other level of geography.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Jose Holguin-Veras, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Catherine Lawson, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Eulois Cleckley, Houston-Galveston Area Council

Moderated by: Jeffrey Wojtowicz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Webinar Outline

  1. Overview
  2. Relationship between the freight system and land use
  3. How to use the models for freight generation, freight trip generation, service generation and service trip generation
  4. Applications of the models
  5. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to business practices.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the reasoning behind the Freight Trip Generation Models.
  • Discuss the main outcomes of Freight Trip Generation to improve space management in urban areas.
  • Identify the uses that Freight Trip Generation Techniques could provide to planning organizations.

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

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This webinar was developed in March 2017. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

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