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The focus of this study is on the potential role of transportation infrastructure in expanding sales of goods outside the state. Much of the freight exported from North Dakota moves by rail. Therefore, both highway and railroad system are analyzed. To the extent possible, the benefits and costs associated...

 

The objective of this report is to provide guidance for townships that are considering reducing their road network. A methodology was developed to show a level of township roads that provides adequate service to its users while increasing township resources. The specific objectives in this study are...

 

In 1991 federal transportation legislation, Congress mandated that state DOT's develop and implement comprehensive bridge management systems (BMS). Related to this, a rigorous BMS software package, PONTIS, was developed via federal contracting to industry.

 
Truck Costs for Owner/Operators (Sep 1997, MPC-97-81)

Differences that exist among truck configurations, trip and product characteristics, and input prices influence costs for individual owner/operators. Economic developers need truck cost estimates to compare transportation modes and accurately estimate transportation costs. Owner/operators and users of...

 

The objective of this project was to develop a program that provides short-term analyses and education in an effort to enhance the viability of rural manufacturing and processing firms through a better understanding of transportation and logistics management by organizations in North Dakota.

 

This paper reports the results of a survey designed to determine the issues affecting North Dakota's rural aviation community. The survey elicited responses from airport managers on the broader concerns of aviation in the state.

 

Manuals of instruction are important engineering tools because they provide the necessary information to perform important design procedures and calculations correctly and accurately. The objective of this project was to develop a computer-based manual of instruction by implementing tools and techniques...

 

Since 1980, over 200 new local or regional railroads have been established in the United States, mostly through the sale of light-density lines by Class I carriers. With these new additions, this sector of the railroad industry now numbers over 400 strong. Collectively, these firms operate over 40,000...

 

The overall objective of this study was to capture the critical transportation and infrastructure issues which influence economic development in North Dakota. The issues were identified through three conferences held within one year. Results were conveyed to the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs...

 

This paper reviews an in-depth study of eastern Washington railroad needs, examines the characteristics of regional railroads from Washington to North Dakota and, finally, develops some benefits associated with use of regional railroads.

 
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