Freight Policy Transportation Institute
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
Benefits of Transportation Investments: How You Measure Matters
Theme Overview: Agricultural Grain Transportation: Are We Underinvesting and Why?
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 PhD student Pak Sing Choi,
WSU PhD student J. Bradley Eustice,
WSU PhD student Austin Miller and
WSU PhD student You Zhou.