North/West Passage: Freight Task Force - Year 3

The purpose of the North/West Passage Corridor is to immediately influence ongoing standards development and utilize effective methods for sharing, coordinating, and integrating traveler information across state borders. Minnesota is the Lead Agency in the North/West Passage Transportation Pooled Fund Study, TPF-5(190), which involves Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. The North/West Passage Freight Task Force (Task Force) was established in 2014 to enhance activities and help realize the Corridor’s vision of developing effective methods for sharing, coordinating, and integrating traveler information and operational activities across state and provincial borders. Year 3 activities of the Task Force are being pursued to continue the momentum of work conducted during Years 1 and 2. Specifically the activities are designed to support the active engagement of Task Force members on emerging freight operations issues in the corridor and nationally, conduct research on and recommend criteria for regulations in the corridor to support truck platooning, and recommend guidance for selecting virtual weigh station deployments in the North/West Passage states. Each of these activities is aimed at getting the coalition closer to implementation of projects that will improve freight operations in the Corridor.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $49,908.40
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North/West Passage Pooled Fund

    1500 W. County Road B2, MS 725
    Roseville, MN  United States  55113
  • Managing Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Project Managers:

    Fick, Debra

  • Performing Organizations:

    CPCS Transcom, Incorporated

    1050 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
    5th Floor
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20036
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ludlow, Donald

  • Start Date: 20180119
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01659442
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1030195
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 2018 11:33AM