NCFRP Report 16: Preserving and Protecting Freight Infrastructure and Routes
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NCFRP Report 16:
Preserving and Protecting Freight Infrastructure and Routes
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TRB's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 16: Preserving and Protecting Freight Infrastructure and Routes provides guidance to decision makers involved in freight facility operations, freight transportation planning, and land use on how to avoid conflicting land uses or mitigate existing uses.

The report provides information about freight transportation and its importance to people's everyday lives; illustrates the types of conflicts between freight and other land uses and their consequences; and provides tools and resources designed to help preserve facilities and corridors, including prevention or resolution of conflicts.

In addition to the report, was developed as part of this project. The website is designed to complement the report by including more detailed materials then could be included in the report.

A CD-ROM packaged with the print version of the report includes the appendices to the report.

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94 pages | 8.5 x 11

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-x
Summary 1-10
Conflicts between Freight and Other Land Uses 11-11
EnvisionFreight Website and Guidebook 12-12
Supply Chains and Transportation 13-13
The U.S. Freight Transportation System 14-17
The Effects of Capacity and Congestion on Freight Transportation 18-19
Barriers to Freight-Transportation-Related Services 20-20
Conflicts and Barriers Matrices 21-21
Sources of Conflict Between Freight and Other Land Uses 22-24
Process Improvements for Preventing or Resolving Land-Use Conflicts 25-27
Summary of Lessons Learned 28-29
Examples of Freight Preservation and Protection Strategies 30-32
Tools for Freight-Compatible Development 33-34
State Enabling Acts and the General or Comprehensive Plan 35-36
Recommended Changes to Enabling Act Comprehensive Planning Goals Section 37-37
Guidelines for Developing Comprehensive Plan Freight Components 38-39
State Transportation Planning 40-40
MPO Planning 41-41
Regional Visioning and Freight 42-42
Mapping Freight Corridors and Facilities 43-43
Summary 44-44
Overview of Zoning Approaches 45-47
Cluster Zoning 48-48
Setback Standards 49-49
Buffer Zones and Non-Access Easements 50-52
Delineating Truck Routes, Including Routes for Hazardous Materials 53-53
Overlay Zones: Industrial and/or Freight Overlay Protection Zones 54-54
Urban Noise Level Information and Zoning Restrictions 55-55
Summary 56-59
Airport Mitigation Programs 60-60
Railroad Mitigation Activities 61-62
Port and Waterway Mitigation Activities 63-63
Noise Barriers 64-64
Hazmat Issues 65-69
Chapter 9 - Education about Freight Transportation Issues 70-71
Conflicting Land Uses and Barriers to Freight-Transportation-Related Services 72-72
Suggestions for Achieving Freight-Compatible Development 73-73
Implementation Plan for Disseminating Research Results 74-74
Publication Plan 75-75
Bibliography 76-82
Appendixes 83-83
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 84-84

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