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Perceptions of freight transportation.

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    In order to better understand what the general public perceptions are in Maryland about freight movement and its

    importance to the state, the Maryland Department of Transportation asked the Schaefer Center at the University of

    Baltimore to conduct a survey. From February 26 – August 19, 2014, 808 surveys were completed using a sample of

    landline telephones and cell phones. Respondents were asked a series of screening questions to ensure that they were

    at least 18 years of age and currently held a Maryland driver’s license. Drivers with a commercial driver’s license

    who drove trucks commonly referred to as “18-wheelers,” were also screened out of the sample.

    The survey resulted in a number of interesting findings. Among them was the fact that 14% of those surveyed were

    aware of the Maryland Statewide Freight Plan. While MDOT would like to further promote the plan, the original

    expectation was that public awareness would be lower. Several other findings are highlighted below:

     When asked what mode of transportation comes to mind when thinking about freight movement, 63% said

    trucking (i.e. highways) and 30% said rail.

     When asked how important they thought it was to ensure an efficient freight transportation system, 96% of

    respondents said it was very important or important.

     When asked which areas of the state were primarily affected by freight movement in Maryland, 72% said that it

    affects the entire state equally.

     When asked about the biggest safety concern, 48% state it was truck driver fatigue and 30% said it was trucks

    driving at high speeds.

     When asked to select one mode of transportation to make a top investment priority, 63% said highways and 26%

    said rail.  

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