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Accession Number PB2013-102453
Title Impact of the Economic Recession on Truck Traffic in Los Angeles.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 32p
Personal Author C. F. Ng E. F. Frey
Abstract The economic recession in 2007 coincided with rising oil prices and an overall decline in traffic volume nationwide. This project focuses on truck traffic on the Long Beach Freeway (I-710), which connects the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to railyards and other freeways. We explore various factors that could have affected truck traffic on this freeway, such as economic conditions, diesel prices, possible modal substitutions, and port policies. To identify these factors and help us develop a model to disentangle the effects of these factors on truck traffic, we conduct a comprehensive literature review of the research on this topic. We present summary statistics of the data that were collected for this project, and discuss the steps for future research.
Keywords Decline
Diesel fuels
Economic factors
Economic impact
Literature review
Long Beach (California)
Los Angeles (California)
Oil prices
Rail transportation
Statistical data
Traffic volume

Source Agency Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 85 - Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
96 - Business & Economics
Corporate Author California State Univ., Long Beach. Dept. of Economics.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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