Maps and Data: NOACA incorporates freight into its planning processes to give a clear picture of how the freight system functions and how it may be improved. Current data and mapping efforts include the following:
- Intermodal Connector Technical Memorandum (PDF 9.77 MB-November 2015). This memorandum contains an analysis of regional intermodal connectors, identifying pavement condition ratings, congestion levels, bridge ratings, crash data, demographic information, and other factors.
- Truck volume information:
- Low Bridges Map
- Freight Analysis Framework version 4 (FAF4) is a database compiled by the Federal Highway Administration. FAFz integrates data from a variety of sources to create a comprehensive picture of freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all modes of transportation.
Local Publications and Studies:
Intermodal Connector Analysis on the National Highway System - completed by NOACA staff in March 2009. National Highway System intermodal connectors are the public roads leading to major intermodal facilities from the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is approximately 160,000 miles of roadway important to our nation’s economy, defense and mobility. Intermodal connectors are a significant part of the transportation system and are necessary for timely and reliable movement of goods and passengers. The U.S. Department of Transportation, state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) have the task of designating NHS connectors. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) defines the minimum amount of freight transfer activity needed at an intermodal facility to designate a connector to that facility as part of the NHS. The criteria are high so that only connectors to major facilities receive the NHS intermodal connector designation.
2011 Intermodal Connector Draft Review – completed by NOACA and ODOT staff in August and September of 2011. This analysis is part of a statewide effort to update the NHS intermodal connectors.
Northeast Ohio Logistics Infrastructure Study
- completed by Professor Bradley Hull of the Boler School at John Carroll University
. This is a comprehensive study of the logistics and freight infrastructure in the Northeast Ohio region, as well as background information on each of the modes of goods movement.
Other Publications and Studies:
Irishtown Bend Study Information: