Freight Policy Transportation Institute


WELCOME

The FPTI is funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Dr. Ken Casavant and Associate Research Professor Dr. Eric Jessup of Washington State University are Director and Assistant Director of the Institute. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of Federal, State and local representatives has been assembled in order to identify relevant and pressing issues for analysis, apply rigorous theoretical and analytical techniques and evaluate results and reports. The following are key goals and objectives for the Freight Policy Transportation Institute:

  • Improve understanding of the importance of efficient and effective freight transportation to both the regional and national economy
  • Address the need for improved intermodal freight transportation, as well as policies and actions that can be implemented to lower operating costs, increase safety and lower environmental impacts of freight transportation nationwide
  • Improve freight transportation performance to specific industries and sectors of the economy

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Poster presented by Jeremy L. Sage, Austin Miller, and J. Bradley Eustice at the 2016 PacTrans Conference in Seattle. Oct., 14
  2. Investing in Connectivity: A Geographic Argument for the Importance of Agricultural Freight Flows given by Eric Jessup at the WEAI meeting in Portland, OR. July, 29
  3. Conservation Procurement Auctions presented by Paksing Choi at the WEAI meeting in Portland, OR. July, 29 PDF Slides
  4. You Zhou and Jeremy Sage: “Know Your Neighbor: Spatial Effects of State Export Promotion and Infrastructure Investment.” Presented at 14th World Conference on Transport Research in Shanghai, China, July 10-15, 2016.
  5. Eric Jessup: Investing in Connectivity: A Geographic Argument for the Importance of Agricultural Freight Flows June 30
  6. Reroute or Wait It Out: Estimating Optimal Route Decisions in the Presence of Unexpected Delays May 2016

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PUBLICATIONS & PAPERS

  1. Paper:
  2. Benefits of Transportation Investments: How You Measure Matters
  3. Theme Overview: Agricultural Grain Transportation: Are We Underinvesting and Why?

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PROJECTS & REPORTS

  1. Report – Sage, Jeremy, Ken Casavant, and You Zhou. “U.S. 95 Freight Multi-Modal Corridor Supply Chain: A Pilot Study.” Report submitted to Idaho Transportation Department. 2015

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PEOPLE

Freight Policy Transportation Institute:
Director and Professor Ken Casavant,
Associate Research Professor Eric Jessup,
Associate Director of the Shcool of Economic Sciences and Professor Vicki McCracken and
Associate Professor Jia Yan.


Transportation Research Group:
WSU MS student Erika Briscoe
WSU PhD student Pak Sing Choi,
WSU PhD student J. Bradley Eustice,
WSU PhD student Austin Miller and
WSU PhD student You Zhou.


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