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, EnvisionFreight.com 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.
The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB's website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.
(Warning: This is a large file and may take some time to download using a high-speed connection.)
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Table of Contents
|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|
|Regional Visioning and Freight||42-42|
|Mapping Freight Corridors and Facilities||43-43|
|Overview of Zoning Approaches||45-47|
|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|
|Airport Mitigation Programs||60-60|
|Railroad Mitigation Activities||61-62|
|Port and Waterway Mitigation Activities||63-63|
|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|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||84-84|