UTC 12 004: Integrated Freight Network Model

  • Grossardt, Theodore (PI)
  • Chen, Mei (CoI)
  • Ripy, John (CoI)

Grants and Contracts Details


This project is designed to create an integrated, GIS-based network model of the combined highway and inland waterways systems of Kentucky and West Virginia, and the bordering navigable waterways, including the Ohio River and potentially others. Raw data from USACE, West Virginia DOT, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and other stakeholders will be solicited, processed, and combined to create the first such integrated network for the region. Data from a subsidiary riverport survey process being conducted by the University of Louisville will be systematically incorporated into this system as well, to improve the quality of the overall network. Data from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Freight Network Model will be tested on this network to prototype modal substitution scenarios. If available, similar analysis will be conducted by partner institutions in the MTIC.
Effective start/end date1/1/126/30/15


  • Marshall University Research Co


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