FHWA Launches Congestion-Tracking Tool

System Developed in Conjunction with ATRI
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The Federal Highway Administration said Wednesday it has launched a tool that tracks traffic chokepoints based on data from trucks.

The Freight Performance Measures tool is designed both to help carriers move goods more efficiently and to help local governments prioritize spending needs, FHWA said.

FPM’s Web-based tool, FPMweb, uses truck speeds from satellite data to measure congestion along significant freight routes. Users can access the tool at www.freightperformance.org.

FHWA, which is part of the Department of Transportation, said it developed the system with the American Transportation Research Institute.