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Title:Multimodal, Multistate Corridor Modeling for Long-Distance Movements of Food and Containerized Goods
Principal Investigators:Alan Dybing, Pan Lu, and Denver Tolliver
University:North Dakota State University
Grant #:69A3551747108 (FAST Act)
Project #:MPC-673
RiP #:01787447
Keywords:commodity flow, container traffic, food, freight traffic, transportation corridors


The purpose of this project is to develop an archetypal model for a lengthy freight corridor (comprised of many jurisdictions) that can be used for capacity, performance, and investment analysis. Uses of the model will be illustrated, along with its limitations and desired data improvements. The potential for transference to other corridors and settings will be discussed, as well as suggestions for future model development. While the same modeling approach can be used for many commodities and types of flows, this project will focus on food, energy-related, and container traffic. These primary flows are critical to global trade, economic development, and food security.

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NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050