$15,000 available for freight transportation research

by MM&D staff

WOODSTOCK, Ontario—The Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) wants to see more research conducted into freight transportation issues, so it created (and funded) a program to support that goal.

The organization, comprising academic researchers, government policy makers, industry and others in the transportation field, established the Canadian Freight Transportation Research Program (CFTRP) with the goal of promoting, funding and disseminating “independent and publicly available freight transportation research that responds to current needs of industry and/or public policy makers”.

To launch the program, the CTRF has made available $15,000 in seed funding to support one research project during the CFTRP’s first year in operation.

Research proposals can focus on any topic that responds to a priority need of industry or public policy. Researchers are also encouraged to review the priority freight research needs identified during CTRF’s 2012 annual conference outlined in the July 2012 edition of CTRF’s FORUMation.

Researchers interested in applying for the funding are required to submit an RFP no later than November 2, 2012. Submission guidelines are published on the CTRF website. The recipient will be announced in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the CTRF’s 2013 annual conference. The conference runs June 10-12, 2013.