Russian Far East Project: A Training and Education Program for the Far East Railroad

The Russian Far East faces a significant challenge for its transportation sector as it adjusts to the break-up of the former Soviet Union. The region is sparsely populated with much of its citizenry concentrated in a few major cities. These cities and a small part of the rural area are connected by a limited transportation network. This network consists primarily of the Far East Railroad which serves Vladivostok on the east and runs as far west as Belogorsk. The railroad serves five seaports on the east. Prior to the breakup of the former Soviet Union and the elimination of the command economy, funding for the railroad was provided by Moscow. However, there has been a significant change in the way the railroad is operated and financed compared to the former command economy. The railroads are now required to become self-sufficient through revenue they generate from charging for their services. A training program aimed at training Russian Far East present-day railroad management is proposed by the University of Alaska Anchorage American Russian Center and the North Dakota State University Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. It is further proposed that a university education program also be developed to educate the management of the future. The purpose of this effort is not to suggest how the Russian Far East can develop an Americanized transportation system, but to provide insight and information based on the American experience that will help the Russia Far East develop a Russian transportation system which meets and exceeds the needs of the 21st Century Russian Far East economy and society. It is proposed that this challenge be met by developing a two-pronged approach: (1) A training program focused on existing rail management; and, (2) An undergraduate and graduate education program for students who are potential entry-level management hires.


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  • Accession Number: 01699133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-138
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2019 10:03AM