Multistate Freight Corridor Organizations

Freight trips often involve multiple modes and trips that cross multiple states. To move efficiently, freight movement -- regional, national, and global -- must cross jurisdictional boundaries with as few impediments as possible. To make it possible to plan and invest to assure reliable freight trips, multi-state freight corridor organizations are needed, especially where project costs are borne by a single state, but benefits accrue to several states. Existing organizations such as the I-95 Corridor Coalition have considerable experience conducting analyses of highway, rail, and maritime freight movement but are not constituted to pan and implement an investment program. At present no multi-state corridor organizations exist with the necessary authority and capacity to carry out a long-term program of freight planning and investment. Research completed under National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 2, Institutional Arrangements in the Freight Transportation System, relates directly to this issue. The objective of this research is to identify and evaluate existing multi-state coalitions, analyze key legal and financial issues, describe roles and responsibilities for multi-state freight organizations, and produce a report that specifies the necessary legal and financial frameworks as well as the preferred composition, organizational structure, and decision-making processes of multi-state freight organizations capable of developing and implementing a long-term investment plan.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $50000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 36(03)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Cooperative Freight Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics

    555 12th Street
    Suite 1600
    Oakland, CA  United States  94607
  • Principal Investigators:

    Williamson, Michael

  • Start Date: 20100709
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110429
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38404

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547678
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 36(03)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 13 2014 1:00AM