Multimodal, Multistate Corridor Modeling for Long-Distance Movements of Food and Containerized Goods

The purpose of this project is to develop an archetypal model for a lengthy freight corridor (comprised of many jurisdictions) that can be used for capacity, performance, and investment analysis. Uses of the model will be illustrated, along with its limitations and desired data improvements. The potential for transference to other corridors and settings will be discussed, as well as suggestions for future model development. While the same modeling approach can be used for many commodities and types of flows, this project will focus on food, energy-related, and container traffic. These primary flows are critical to global trade, economic development, and food security.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $915456
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    North Dakota State University
    1320 Albrecht Boulevard
    Fargo, ND  United States  581052
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dybing, Alan

    Lu, Pan

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Start Date: 20211021
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-673

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01787447
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2021 4:37PM