Economic Feasibility of Public Investment in Rail Freight Operations in Tennessee

The role of the public sector in subsidizing freight-related projects has faced significant challenges and in many cases identified shortcomings of existing finance arrangements. One needs only to look at a few case studies (Alameda corridor, Heartland corridor, The Delaware Shellpot Bridge project) to understand the complexity of such tasks. The objective of this project will be to develop a set of guidelines that will assist Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) officials and personnel in investment decisions.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Tennessee Department of Transportation

      James K. Polk Building
      Fifth and Deaderick Street
      Nashville, TN  USA  37243-0349
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Memphis

      Center for Intermodal Freight Transportation Studies
      3815 Central Avenue
      Memphis, TN  USA  38152
    • Start Date: 20100701
    • Actual Completion Date: 20111231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27034

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461264
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Memphis
    • Contract Numbers: MEM2010-14
    • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:42PM