• Rail Economic Contribution Study

    NCDOT Research Project Number: 2022-19

 Executive Summary

  • NCDOT Rail Division's mission is the “…safe and efficient movement of people and goods on North Carolina's railroads through freight, passenger and safety programs, supporting job creation and economic growth."  These objectives are integral in serving North Carolina's citizens, visitors, and industries.   The ITRE research team, including the principal investigator, has contributed substantially to the literature in the area of economic effects of transportation facilities in North Carolina over the past 12 years.  The team has led or been a substantial contributor to several statewide studies (aviation, ferry, ports, transit, freight/logistics), in addition to targeted infrastructure economic contribution studies in those and other modes in North Carolina. 

    The project will seek to understand the economic contribution relating to the usage of the NC rail system.  The final deliverables will include a profile of traffic data (freight and passenger) and economic contribution for each, based on passenger spending/economic benefit derived from their use of rail.

Daniel Findley
Daniel Findley; Steve Bert
Curtis T. Bradley
NC State University - ITRE

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 Report Period

  • August 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022


  • In Progress


  • Planning, Policy, Programming and Multi-modal

 Sub Category

  • Passenger Rail

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