The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) invites you to participate in the upcoming Public Input Session for the Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study (CTSW).
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act Section 32801 requires the DOT Secretary to complete a "Comprehensive Truck Size & Weight Limits Study." The Study will be conducted as an objective, data driven initiative using the most current, best-suited analytical methods, tools, and models.
The Study will evaluate and compare the differences between trucks loaded at or below current Federal truck size and weight limits to those operating in excess of those limits. The CTSW Study will produce findings on highway safety and truck crash frequency and severity, pavement and bridge infrastructure service life impacts, the cost and effectiveness of enforcement and implications for the national transportation system including the modal share of freight movements that would result if Federal truck size and weight limits were to change.
The first Public Outreach Session will provide stakeholders an opportunity to share feedback on the approach and methods DOT intends to use to complete the Study. The DOT will also solicit comments on "alternative truck configurations" to be evaluated in the Study. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held as an in-person workshop. Webinar access is available for those unable to attend in person. Three additional Public Outreach Sessions will be held over the next year and a half.
May 29, 2013
12:30 to 4:30 PM (EST)
U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Register for the webinar.
To attend in person, register at CTSWStudy@dot.gov
In advance of the Public Input Session, a worksheet on the alternative truck configurations will be shared with registered participants prior to the session and will be available at the Web site provided below.
We invite you to share this announcement with other groups and individuals you feel would be interested in participating.
If you are unable to attend, you can submit comments directly to CTSWStudy@dot.gov. In addition, a transcript of the presentations and a summary of the discussions will be available on the Federal Highway Administration Office of Freight Management and Operations Web site at: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/sw/map21tswstudy/index.htm