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Aqueous waste streams produced from commercial, industrial, and municipal processes may be potentially reused for transportation applications. The objectives of this project were to identify potential transportation-related applications for aqueous waste streams available in South Dakota, develop guidance...

 

Engineering economic analyses (EEA) apply economic methodologies to engineering problems for decision-making support. When conducting an EEA, interest and inflation rates are the two critical factors. Using inappropriate values for interest and inflation rates could affect decision-making, such as unfairly...

 

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...

 

Although transportation plays a role in economic development, it often is assumed to be an inert factor because of data voids or under assumptions. This research offers estimates of the relative quality of freight and business transport service resources available to non-metropolitan cities across the...

 

The study demonstrated that short lines could achieve greater cost savings if they were to increase their density (revenue ton miles per mile) and their size (mile of road). Size is an important criterion that a short line must examine when evaluating the purchase of a new section of track. However...

 

One potential means for gaining insight into the current state of the elevator industry, and into expectations for future trends, is through a survey. The objective of this study is to profile the transportation and industry characteristics of the elevators located in the Great Plains region of the United...

 
Gravel Shortage Options (Dec 1996, MPC-96-65)

This study primarily examines the extent of gravel shortage in North Dakota and identifies and evaluates plausible alternatives. The specific objectives covered in this report are to: 1) assess the severity of the gravel shortage in North Dakota; 2) identify common gravel sources in North Dakota and...

 

This paper is organized around three stages or links in the wheat value chain: elevators, milling, and baking. Each of these links represents an important economic activity within the supply chain. Although heavily intertwined, each link competes in a unique economic environment. The discussion for each...

 

The purpose of this paper is to examine some of the theory and ideas associated with piecework and apply these ideas to the motor carrier industry. The theories discussed are those pertaining to: 1) setting the piece rates; 2) changing the rates; 3) the seeming lack of employee loyalty; 4) the seeming...

 
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