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Title:Development of Overweight Vehicle Permit Fee Structure in Illinois
Author(s):Al-Qadi, Imad; Ouyang, Yanfeng; Wang, Hao; Meidani, Hadi; Gungor, Osman E.; Petit, Antoine; Zhao, Jingnan; Qiu, Junjie
Subject(s):permit fee, overweight trucks, pavement, bridge, safety, combined fee
Abstract:Permits are one of the most effective and common tools for state agencies to regulate the operation of overweight and oversize vehicles by ensuring the safety of passenger and freight traffic and minimizing damage to pavements and bridges while promoting commerce and the safe movement of goods and services. Although the State of Illinois uses a relatively comprehensive permit system, many of its parts have not been revised for more than 30 years. Therefore, the objective of this study was to revise the current permit system by evaluating up-to-date impacts of overweight vehicles. In this study, impacts of overweight (OW) vehicles were evaluated in three aspects (bridge, pavement, and traffic safety) and individual fees were developed for each. The most recent databases on infrastructure condition and state-of-the-art prediction/ classification algorithms were employed to produce the realistic and up-to-date assessment of OW vehicles' impact. Finally, a combined permit fee was recommended as a function of miles to be traveled, as well as axle and weight information, by aggregating the calculated individual fees.
Issue Date:2017-06
Publisher:Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation
Citation Info:Al-Qadi, Imad, Yanfeng Ouyang, Hao Wang, Hadi Meidani, Osman E. Gungor, Antoine Petit, Jingnan Zhao, and Junjie Qiu. 2017. Development of Overweight Vehicle Permit Fee Structure in Illinois. A report of the findings of ICT-R27-152. Illinois Center for Transportation Series No. 17-006. Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-17-004. Illinois Center for Transportation, Rantoul, IL.
Genre:Technical Report
DOI:ISSN 0197-9191
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-03

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