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Bozeman Main Street Commercial Truck Route Modification Project

Started: April, 2014 Ended: December, 2014 Project ID #4W4888 Status: Completed


The objective of this project is to conduct a study of commercial truck travel on Main Street (US 191) in Bozeman, Montana.


The purpose of this project was to conduct a study for the City of Bozeman (Montana) and the Downtown Business Partnership regarding commercial truck travel on Main Street (US 191), through downtown Bozeman, in order to provide the City and Partnership with information regarding truck use in said area. A literature review focused explored whether other cities have similar concerns and their approaches to identifying alternative satisfying situations to all parties.  The literature review also investigated current regulations regarding identifications of truck routes.  Data collection was also conducted to document commercial vehicle use of the Main Street corridor:
  • Video cameras were used to document commercial truck travel on Main Street, and to identify peak periods of usage.
  • Probe vehicles were used to obtain time travel estimates for three alternative routes.
  • A commercial truck stakeholder group was contacted to obtain information about how drivers select their routes.


Sponsors & Partners

  • Downtown Bozeman Association Sponsor

Part of: Mobility and Public Transportation

Project Tagged In: commercial trucks

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