Exploratory Research on Transportation Related Issues with Manufacturers in Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Areas

The objective of this project is to explore to what extent transportation issues affect manufacturing in small urban, rural and tribal areas. These issues may be related to getting inputs (raw materials) into the manufacturing facilities, or transporting the finished goods (products) to their next step in the process. This research will look at both business to business, and business to consumer manufacturing. This research will primarily look at manufacturers in large, rural states in the western United States. The Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM) will work with the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) at Montana State University and other manufacturing extension centers in peer states to help distribute surveys to manufacturers, and to help quantify to what extent transportation issues affect manufacturers. It is anticipated that this exploratory research will lead to further research to focus on specific transportation -related manufacturing issues, and to identify potential solutions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20171101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01758011
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Small Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 18 2020 5:11PM