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2008 Economic Impact of I-5 & I-90 Highway Closures on Shipping, Freight, and Trucking Businesses: A Telephone and Web Survey--Data Report

Description: In Spring of 2008 the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC) at Washington State University administered a mixed mode survey of shipping, receiving, and trucking businesses for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The mixed mode survey approach involves a combination of telephone survey and Internet survey methods.

The purpose of the survey was to obtain information from companies in the trucking industry and companies designated as freight-dependent sectors who also own commercial trucks, with emphasis of those businesses reliant on Interstate-5 through Southwest Washington and Interstate-90, which connects Eastern and Western Washington through the Cascade mountain pass.

WSDOT plans to use this information to inform decisions with regard to highway transportation and alternatives associated with specific highway closures. This report includes survey results and documentation.

  • Date Published: May, 2008
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 708.3
  • Last Modified: November 20, 2008
  • Authors: Danna Moore, Yi Jen Wang.
  • Originator: Washington State University. Social & Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC)
  • # of Pages: 261 p., 6.25 MB (PDF)
  • Subject: Surveys, Questionnaires, Data collection, Interviewing, Economic impacts, Weather conditions, Economic analysis, Floods, Snowstorms, Freight traffic, Commodity flow, Travel time, Detours, Trucks, Interstate highways, Freight transportation, Traffic delay.
  • Keywords: Surveys, economic impacts, I-90, I-5, highway closures, freight, trucking, weather-related road closures, data, telephone questionnaire, Internet-based surveys.
  • Related Publications: Storm Related Closures of I-5 and I-90: Freight Transportation Economic Impact Assessment Report, Winter 2007-2008 (WA-RD 708.1) ;
    Storm-Related Closures of I-5 and I-90: Freight Transportation Economic Impact Assessment Report Winter 2007-2008, Methodology Appendix (WA-RD 708.2) ;
    2008 Economic Impact of I-5 & I-90 Highway Closures on Shipping, Freight, and Trucking Businesses: A Telephone and Web Survey (WA-RD 708.4).


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