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VIRTUAL FREIGHT NETWORK (VFN):
USING OPERATIONS TO MOVE FREIGHT IN SOUTH FLORIDA
Melissa Ackert, E.I.
Florida Department of Transportation
Anita Vandervalk, P.E.
Cambridge Systematics
SOUTH FLORIDA FREIGHT AND GOODS
EXISTING CONDITIONS
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South Florida is home to several of Florida’s largest international gateways
– Port Everglades
– Port Miami
– Miami International Airport
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Significant growth in freight volumes are anticipated within an already
congested urban area
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
Source: South Florida Regional Freight Plan.
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SOUTH FLORIDA KEY REGIONAL INITIATIVES
/PROJECTS TO IMPACT F&G MOVEMENT
• Significant infrastructure investments are underway
– Port Everglades and Port Miami expansions underway
– FEC Railway to serve on-port ICTFs and expand logistics capabilities
– Miami International Airport expanding and improving landside
connections
– Major freeway expansions and operational enhancements under
construction (e.g., SR826/SR836 interchange; I-595; I-95)
Port Everglades
(PEV) Master
Plan includes
projects to
deepen and
widen the port
channels
Source: Port Everglades 2009 Master Plan/Vision Plan Update
http://www.broward.org/Port/MasterPlan/Documents/VisionPlan09312010.pdf
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FREIGHT AND GOODS GROWTH, EXAMPLE
Source: Port Everglades 2009 Master Plan/Vision Plan Update
http://www.broward.org/Port/MasterPlan/Documents/VisionPlan09312010.pdf
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OVERVIEW OF THE VIRTUAL FREIGHT NETWORK (VFN)
• VFN is a regional freight-focused dynamic mobility application being
developed by public- and private-sector freight stakeholders
• VFN enhances data sharing among the region’s commercial vehicle
operators, freight facilities, shippers/receivers, and existing publicsector ITS infrastructure to improve freight mobility and system
performance
• VFN is being considered for deployment on routes serving as key
corridors and connectors providing access to/from major intermodal
facilities
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KEY OBJECTIVES OF VFN
• Improve travel time reliability
• Reduce delay for commercial vehicles moving to/from the
region’s key freight facilities
• Reduce number of empty/unproductive movements
• Enhance real-time monitoring of system performance and
improve effectiveness of mobility applications
• Improve safety and regulatory compliance of commercial
vehicles operating in the region
• Improve environmental stewardship
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TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES
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Dynamic Routing
Commercial Vehicle Traffic Probes
Load-Matching Application
Synchronized Signal Timing
Virtual Compliance Stations
PEV example.
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TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES
DYNAMIC ROUTING
• Integrate data from public- (e.g., incidents, work zone, weather) and
private-sector sources (e.g., commercial vehicle traffic probes)
• Make data available to private-sector stakeholders in various formats
• Provide data in a standardized electronic format that can be integrated
directly into current routing and dispatch software
• Provide automatic data feeds to motor carrier systems
• Post travel times on variable message
signs at the exit of intermodal facilities
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TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TRAFFIC PROBES
• Commercial vehicles will serve as traffic probes
• Vehicle location and average speed data will be collected via privateand/or public-sector communication technology
• Data will be integrated into the region’s traffic management centers
• Vehicle-specific identifiers will not
be stored as part of the probe data
collection effort
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TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES
LOAD-MATCHING APPLICATION
• Limit number of empty/unproductive truck moves in the
region by developing and maintaining a web-based load
matching application
• Provide a forum for shippers and receivers to post
available loads and an opportunity for commercial
vehicles to find a load to haul on their trip
back to/from an intermodal facility
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TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES
SYNCHRONIZED SIGNAL TIMING
• Synchronize timing of traffic signals on key arterials
around intermodal facilities
• Give priority to traffic queues with large numbers of
commercial vehicles
• Miami Dade County is in the process of completing
installation of an Automated Traffic
Signal Synchronization System across
the County
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TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES
VIRTUAL COMPLIANCE STATIONS
• Deploy virtual compliance stations at key locations around the
region to support:
– Real-time screening of commercial vehicles for compliance with
Federal and state credential, safety, and/or size and weight
regulations
• Possible deployment sites could include:
– Eller Drive leading to the entrance/exit of
the container operation at Port Everglades
– Port Boulevard leading to the entrance/
exist to the Port or Miami
– Entrance/exit to FEC Hialeah Rail Yard
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REGIONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND PROPOSED
FUNCTIONALITY
Operational characteristics:
1. Drayage moves between Port
of Miami, Port Everglades
and FEC intermodal terminal
2.
Access to/from Miami
International Airport
3.
Access to/from
warehouse/distribution
facilities from/to region’s
freight facilities
Proposed VFN Elements:
1. C-TIP functionality to
maximize movements
among key freight hubs
Port Everglades
FEC Intermodal
Terminal
2.
Real-time traveler
information to support
real-time re-routing of
commercial vehicles
3.
Use of commercial
vehicles as traffic
probes to improve
accuracy of traveler
information
4.
Virtual weigh stations
will help improve
safety and enforcement
activities
Miami International
Airport
Port of Miami
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IMPLEMENTING THE VFN
• VFN concept developed in Spring 2010
• South Florida stakeholders presented VFN to USDOT at an Intermodal
Freight Technology Working Group meeting hosted by Port of Miami in
Summer 2010
• DMA application submitted to USDOT’s “Call for Ideas” in Fall 2010
• USDOT created Freight Advanced Traveler Information System (FRATIS)
program
• FRATIS ConOps and Functional Requirements developed in Spring 2012
• Cambridge Systematics selected for prototype testing in South Florida in
Fall 2012
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WHAT IS USDOT’S FREIGHT ADVANCED TRAVELER
INFORMATION SYSTEM (FRATIS) PROGRAM?
• Part of the USDOT-RITA ITS “Connected Vehicle” Program
– “Dynamic Mobility Applications” sub-program
• Two primary elements
– Freight Dynamic Traveler Information and Planning
– Drayage Optimization
• Current program status
– Concept of Operations Study completed (June 2012)
• National Needs Assessment, ConOps, System Requirements, Test Readiness
Assessment
– Development & Limited Testing Phase – Begins 09-2012
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THREE FRATIS DEPLOYMENTS ARE UNDER
DEVELOPMENT
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South Florida
– Virtual Freight Network (VFN) concept designed to provide the region’s
freight community with ITS-based solutions to mobility constraints
• Los Angeles
– Gateway Cities Technology Plan for Goods Movement provided a blueprint
for an end-to-end information support system to improve the efficiency of
goods movement in Southern California
• Dallas
– Leveraging the Basic Safety Message from the Connected Vehicle program
and the FHWA Integrated Corridor Management program
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WHAT IS A FRATIS?
BACKGROUND
• Available resources have varying coverage and do not always provide
freight-specific information
• Technology is not used consistently by the trucking industry
• Freight routing, scheduling, and dispatch decisions are sometimes made
in an ad-hoc fashion
• Effectiveness of systems is limited by data availability and data accuracy
• Lack of real-time data contributes to operational inefficiencies
• Freight has unique operational characteristics that require different data
and methods/timeframes of information delivery
• U.S. DOT is driving new research to improve freight efficiency and
environmental performance
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FRATIS?
USER NEEDS SURVEY RESULTS
Note: USDOT FRATIS National Drayage Survey Results
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SOUTH FLORIDA FRATIS DEVELOPMENT AND TEST
PROGRAM CONCEPT
Regional ITS Data
Sources
• SunGuide
Regional TMC
• Florida 511
• FDOT
• Port Miami
• Port Everglades
• Enforcement
Agencies
Third Party Truck-Specific
Movement Data
• Real-Time Speed Data from Fleet
Management Systems GPS Data
• Cell Phone and/or Bluetooth
Movement/Speed Data
• Truck Parking Availability
Intermodal Terminals Data
• Queue Length (Including Video)
• Container Availability Status
• Cities
• Service Patrols
Types
• Real-Time Freeway Speeds and
Volumes
• Real-Time Key Arterial Speeds
and Volumes
• Incident Information
• Road Closure Information
• Route Restrictions/Bridge Heights
Regional Public-Private
Partnership
Data Integration
FDOT
Port Everglades
SunGuide TMC
Port Miami
Miami-Dade MPO
FEC Railway
Broward MPO
FCBF
FRATIS
Basic Applications
• Dynamic Travel Planning
and Performance
• Intermodal Drayage
Operations Optimization
– Based on Open Source
Data and Services
FRATIS IT Resources
• ConOps, System Requirements,
Test Readiness Report
• USDOT Research Data Exchange
• SwRI Software Development Lab
and Testing Facilities
API’s and/or Web Services
USDOT Open Source Web Portal
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FRATIS IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES
• South Florida freight community is partnering with US DOT to develop
and test a prototype FRATIS
– Trucking companies, railroads, port authorities, MPOs, FDOT districts,
industry associations, and more
• Program focus will be on:
– Dynamic traveler information
– Drayage optimization
– Emergency management response/recovery
• Kick-off meetings scheduled for early November
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CONTACTS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Melissa Ackert, E.I.
VFN Concept Lead
FDOT District 4
Traffic Operations
[email protected]
(954)777- 4156
Randy Butler
FRATIS Project Manager
USDOT/FHWA
Office of Freight Management
[email protected]
(202) 366 - 9215
For more information on USDOT’s program, please visit the Research and
Innovative Technology Administration’s (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems
Joint Program Office website
http://www.its.dot.gov/
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