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A model of investment in basic track components is estimated from 1985-2008 data for Class I railroads. Network size is measured in miles of road (MOR), while traffic is measured in revenue gross ton-miles (RGTM). In addition to MOR and RGTM, the model includes railroad indicator and time variables....

 

The purpose of this study is to provide information about railroad fuel efficiency that may be useful in evaluating transportation energy policies and assessing the sustainability of potential projects. The specific objectives are to (1) develop railroad energy efficiency models that describe differences...

 

North Dakota wheat producers are located long distances from major consumer and export markets. Understanding the competitive position of their products is important to focusing efforts for market development and transportation investments. Research here provides some fundamental knowledge about market...

 

The analysis describes world trade in containers by country, through time, by importers and exporters, and by port areas. In addition, it includes an analysis of containerization of cargo. Specifically, we used the data to analyze the extent that cargos that traditionally were shipped in bulk, have become...

 

The competitive position of grain producers is continually influenced by the environment, agronomics, markets, and policy. The objective of this project is to provide an overview of the quality assurance (QA) programs commonly utilized by the grain and food industry. The information is a resource for...

 

The Northern Plains-Pacific Northwest Economic Region (NORPAC) comprises a 12-state corridor between Chicago, Illinois, to the Pacific Northwest. This descriptive analysis provides a baseline of demographic, infrastructure, and freight movement information for discussing policy, investments, and planning...

 

This report identifies several factors critical to the success of short line rail roads. Success was measured and analyzed by looking at variables related to traffic volume, backhaul traffic, reliance on industries and/or commodities, number of shippers, flexibility of labor, track conditions, management...

 

TEL8 is a video conference network in the north-central and mountain states dedicated to improving and enhancing transportation systems in the Federal Highway Administration(FHWA) Region 8. Established in 1994, the video conference and telecommunications network created a partnership among the region's...

 

This study examines the capital investment needs facing the short-line industry, the financing terms available to short lines for meeting these needs, the public interest benefits of short-line railroads, and the relationship of short-line railroad services to the statutory responsibilities of the Secretary...

 

This report describes the Access database created to automate some of the tedious work required to process information requests from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Ag Export Assistance program. The main functionality requested for this automation project were: (1) store present and historical ocean...

 
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