Freight Policy Transportation Institute


The FPTI is funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Dr. Ken Casavant and 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

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