Transportation Strategy Development Under Economic Uncertainty

Long-lived assets such as transportation infrastructure rely on relatively stable, continuous, long-term revenue sources to fund their maintenance, operation, and expansion. However, as recent macroeconomic conditions have demonstrated, sudden disruptions to revenue sources can threaten the longer-term health of the system by delaying projects ranging from routine maintenance to capacity expansion - delays which often simultaneously inhibit broader economic growth. This project seeks to document historical and contemporary strategic preparations for and responses to financial disruptions by providers of transportation infrastructure and services. A series of case studies drawing on historical and contemporary organizational structures, policies, and strategy development processes will produce a range of alternative approaches for evaluation. These approaches will enable identification of best practices and inform the development of innovative approaches for responding to sudden economic disruptions and for developing long-term transportation strategies under economic uncertainty.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      New England University Transportation Center

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 40-279
      Cambridge, MA  United States  01239
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sussman, Joseph

    • Start Date: 20091101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24557

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480756
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0001, MITR22-8
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 7 2013 1:01AM