Thrive Regional Partnership, an organization that builds public/private partnerships for responsible growth in greater Chattanooga, is collaborating with the Georgia Institute of Technology on a research project to understand freight capacity and explore multimodal freight transportation in the tri-state region.
Announced yesterday, the initiative involves an open source data platform, called the “Greater Chattanooga Freight Hub (GCFH),” that is described as the first of its kind to integrate information from across three states (Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee) that are critical corridors of the southeastern supply chain network. The resulting research will be a resource to several sectors in the 16-county region (and beyond), including the logistics and manufacturing industries, public leaders, and educational institutions that have supply chain and transportation professional programs.
The research will be undertaken by the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization (CSPAV), a division of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development at Georgia Tech. CSPAV develops and applies geospatial technologies to help communities prepare for economic, social and environmental uncertainties.
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