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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--Graphical Summary

Description: 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.

  • Date Published: March, 2008
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 708.4
  • Last Modified: November 20, 2008
  • Authors: Danna Moore, Yi Jen Wang.
  • Originator: Washington State University. Social & Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC)
  • # of Pages: 234 p., 2.27 MB (PDF)
  • Subject: 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.
  • Keywords: Highway closures, surveys, economic impact, freight, shipping, trucking, 1-90, 1-5, storms.
  • 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--Data Report (WA-RD 708.3).


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