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Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

10/01/04

END DATE

06/30/07

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Tom Maze

Transportation Engineer

Co-Principal Investigator
Omar Smadi

Director, CTRE

Student Researcher(s)
Neil Burke

About the research

The purpose of the project was to document how agencies make positive use of functional silos and then efficiently allocate resources across them. Functional silos are considered to be any group of expertise within a transportation organization that focuses on one area of expertise. Often, different functional silos compete for agency resources.

Functional silos impact their agency positively by allowing members to accumulate expertise in the area of the silo. On the other hand, silos can have a negative impact on resource allocation The solution to efficient resource allocation is bridging the silos and making overall decisions that offer the most satisfactory solutions globally.

 

Project Details
STATUS

In-Progress

START DATE

08/30/05

END DATE

08/30/06

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Richard Stewart
Co-Principal Investigator
Chris Williams

Director, AMPP

Co-Principal Investigator
Anthony Pagano

About the research

The research team will conduct three case studies of representative short line rail segments in Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and Minnesota. The study will determine current freight volumes on the rail segments of the selected rail routes and what the corresponding trucking volumes would be if this rail traffic were diverted to nearby roads.

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