A Product Specific Cold Chain Analysis for Regional Freight Integration into the Circle City and Beyond

This research will utilize commodity profiles, transportation data, and business profiles for the Driftless Region of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and northwestern Illinois to understand the crops and livestock products most impacted by the need for refrigerated equipment from field to freight. Meeting the objectives described above will enhance economic development in the region by increasing employment, reducing systemic inefficiencies resulting from lack of coordination between production and distribution infrastructure, and making Driftless Region cold chain products more competitive vis-à-vis similar commodities produced elsewhere.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $85312.00
  • Contract Numbers:


    CFIRE 07-05

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Principal Investigators:

    Morales, Alfonso

  • Start Date: 20120901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140501
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34204

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01481551
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0020, CFIRE 07-05
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 20 2013 1:01AM