To address the need for a rational but fast method to determine costs and a proposed permit fee, the research team developed the Stage 1 Expedient Analysis Method. The method was used to evaluate potential oversize/overweight (OS/OW) freight corridors that will serve Texas coastal port regions and border POEs during Stage 1 of this project. Using the method developed, an Excel-based Expedient Analysis Tool was created.
The Stage 2 Detailed Analysis Tool incorporated additional functionality and library information to enhance the user’s ability to perform safety and financial impact analyses of existing or proposed new OW truck corridors serving coastal ports or border ports of entry.
The full report is available online from the University of Texas Center for Transportation Research at https://library.ctr.utexas.edu/ctr-publications/0-6820-2.pdf