Rail Economic Contribution Study

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rail Division's mission is the “…safe and efficient movement of people and goods on North Carolina's railroads through freight, passenger and safety programs, supporting job creation and economic growth." These objectives are integral in serving North Carolina's citizens, visitors, and industries. The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) research team, including the principal investigator, has contributed substantially to the literature in the area of economic effects of transportation facilities in North Carolina over the past 12 years. The team has led or been a substantial contributor to several statewide studies (aviation, ferry, ports, transit, freight/logistics), in addition to targeted infrastructure economic contribution studies in those and other modes in North Carolina. The project will seek to understand the economic contribution relating to the usage of the NC rail system. The final deliverables will include a profile of traffic data (freight and passenger) and economic contribution for each, based on passenger spending/economic benefit derived from their use of rail.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $146110
  • Contract Numbers:

    FHWA/NC/2022-19

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Managing Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Project Managers:

    Bradley, Curtis

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Institute for Transportation Research and Education
    Campus Box 8601
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695-8601
  • Principal Investigators:

    Findley, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20210801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01778641
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA/NC/2022-19
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2021 9:48AM