Upper Midwest Freight Corridor Study - Phase II

Growing travel, freight movements, congestion, and international competition threaten the economic well being of the Upper Midwest States. More congestion, slower freight movement, fragmentation, and economic slow-down are the probable outcomes if the threats are not addressed. However, planning for and managing the growth of freight transport are very complex issues facing transportation agencies in the region. In an effort to crystallize the issues and generate thought and discussion, eleven white papers were written on important factors that influence freight and public policy. The papers provide the background on specific aspects of freight in the Upper Midwest. As a collection, the papers provide a primer on freight issues and related responses that may form the basis for a regional freight agenda. The Upper Midwest Freight Corridor Coalition used input from transportation administrators in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa, as well as the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, along with the Federal Highway Administration and researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Illinois-Chicago, and the University of Toledo to draft an agenda to help meet the challenge of freight movement and economic vitality within the Upper Midwest. The agenda identifies thirteen priority initiatives to respond to growing freight demand. Data and technology are needed to support the initiatives outlined in the agenda, and both topics are discussed in subsequent plans. The final report in Volume II is a white paper explaining the importance of transportation to the economic well being of the region.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 173p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/OH-2007/04, MRUTC 06-09
  • Contract Numbers: 134263 & TPF - 5(118)
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2007 9:17AM