A group of state transportation officials are turning to truck drivers for input on parking along a busy truck corridor.
The “I-10 Corridor Coalition” is currently seeking drivers to fill out a survey on semi truck parking along I-10 in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
Dispatchers and other members of the trucking industry are also invited to participate in the 27 question survey.
Information gathered from the survey will be used in the development of the I-10 Truck Parking Availability System (TPAS) project. The goal of the TPAS project is to provide truckers with parking information that will cut down on parking in unauthorized or unsafe areas.
When TPAS is up and running, it will reportedly be able to detect where truck parking is available at locations along the I-10 corridor and provide truckers and dispatchers with that information in real time. The hope is that the system will cut down on the amount of time and fuel spent looking for parking, as well as the risk that drivers will park in inappropriate locations or continue to drive while fatigued.
The coalition says that all information provided by survey respondents will remain confidential and protected.
TPAS was launched in 2016. In April 2019, the I-10 Corridor Coalition was awarded a $6.85 million U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to move the project forward.
If you’d like to take the survey, you can click here.
For additional information on TPAS, please click here.