The Social & Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC) at Washington State University conducted a mixed mode (telephone and Internet) survey for Barbara Ivanov and George Xu of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Freight Systems Division. This study designs and implements a survey of Washington State freight, shipping, and trucking businesses to determine the economic impact of the I-5 and I-90 emergency highway closures that occurred during December 2007 and January 2008. The purpose of the survey is to obtain information from companies in the trucking industry and companies in freight dependent sectors that also own commercial trucks, with emphasis on those businesses reliant on Interstate-5 through SW Washington and Interstate-90 transportation, which connects Eastern and Western Washington through the Cascade mountain pass. WSDOT plans to use this information to help the state make better decisions on highway transportation related issues.
Washington State University. Social & Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC)
Surveys, Economic impacts, Weather conditions, Economic analysis, Floods, Snowstorms, Freight traffic, Commodity flow, Travel time, Detours, Trucks, Interstate highways, Freight transportation, Traffic delay, Decision making.