Minnesota Freight Rail Economic Development (FRED) Study Released

Categories: News, Studies

November 22, 2013 - Mark Meitzen, Phil Schoech, Casey Schuster, and Jeff Carroll

Christensen Associates was part of a team that studied the potential for freight rail economic development in the state of Minnesota. The project, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, identified specific opportunities for more effective collaboration among shippers, railroads, and economic development agencies, and transportation agencies. The recommendations made in the report can lead to expanded local rail access, complementary business development, and improved rail and intermodal service options.

The Freight Rail Economic Development (FRED) study is available on the Minnesota Department of Transportation website.