Northwest Passage Permitting -- Phase 3

The efficient movement of freight is a key to the economic success of any state, region or nation. Rising transport costs will tend to make products from the region more expensive and less competitive in the national and global markets. This trend can be addressed by adding capacity, a very expensive and long-term solution; improving the management of the highway and rail systems; and by easing the regulatory burden on carriers. Some states have organized themselves into compacts or coalitions to issue permits for these routine loads on a regional basis. While permitting is one of the issues often raised by truckers as a costly and frustrating process, a number of concerns over exactly how individual state rules can be harmonized to facilitate regional permitting must be resolved before multi-state agreements can be put into place. To better understand the nature of regional permitting processes, existing compact or agreements must be reviewed and their rules, processes and administrative procedures documented. In addition, members of those compacts must be interviewed to measure their perceptions of the costs and benefits entailed in regional agreements.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 06-02

  • Sponsor 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
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    1415 Engineering Drive
    2205 EH Madison
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Principal Investigators:

    Adams, Teresa

  • Start Date: 20100401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33121

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01466470
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 06-02
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:18PM