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Main Title Public and private sector interdependence in freight transportation markets /
Publisher Transportation Research Board,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 439938082
ISBN 9780309117906; 0309117909
Subjects Public-private sector cooperation--United States. ; Freight and freightage--United States. ; Transportation--Capital investments--United States. ; freight transportation. ; private enterprise. ; governments.
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ELCM  TA1001.5 .N35 no. 1 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 05/02/2016
Collation 60 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Research sponsored by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
TRB's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 1: Public and Private Sector Interdependence in Freight Transportation Markets is designed as a primer on relationships between public sector and private sector stakeholders in the freight transportation industry. The report explores the freight industry through the use of examples, case studies, and a broad-based examination of the mutually dependent issues facing public and private investment decision makers. Section 1. U.S. Economy Depends on Freight Transportation -- Introduction to the Freight Transportation Industry -- Free Flow of Goods Essential to Economic Competitiveness -- Users and Beneficiaries of Freight Transportation -- Trends Behind Fast Growth in Freight Transportation -- Globalization, Growth in Trade, and Increases in the Volume of Goods Shipped on U.S. Freight Infrastructure -- Supply Chains Are More Complex and Sophisticated -- Most Freight Activity Happens Outside of Public View -- Operation of Freight Systems -- Consequences for Public Sector Officials -- Section 2. Freight Transportation Decisions and Considerations -- Decisions That Affect Freight Transport and Which Sector Makes the Decisions -- Different Types of Decisions -- Public Sector Decision Making -- Private Sector Decision Making -- Decision-Making Categories -- Levels of Decision Makers -- Intersection of the Public and Private Sectors -- Consequences for Public Sector Officials -- Section 3. What Can Be Done to Better Align Public and Private Freight Interests -- Summary of Lessons for Successful Cooperation from Case Studies -- Hire Qualified Public Agency Decision-Making Support Staff -- Improve Communication and Education -- Benchmarking Progress -- Public-Private Task Teams Develop Project Milestones -- Forge Public-Private Financial Partnerships -- Conclusions.