Intermodal Opportunities for Shortline Railroads in Minnesota

Principal Investigator:

Fred Beier, Former University Researcher, Carlson School of Management

Project Summary:

The research questions for this project are as follows: Measure the impact of the current trend of heavier car loadings by the class I carriers on MN shortline carriers Measure the potential for attracting either traditional COFC/TOFC traffic or rail oriented commodities to shortlines and define any role Mn/DOT may have in facilitating the process.


Project Details:

  • Start date: 07/2000
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Research Area: Planning and Economy
  • Topics: Economics, Freight, Rail