RFP - Northern Arizona Freight Facility Market Analysis

RFP - Northern Arizona Freight Facility Market Analysis

Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization

Flagstaff, AZ is located at the intersection of I-40 and I-17 two hours north of Phoenix. 100 BNSF trains per day run through town on the main line from Chicago to LA. This study will determine what economic advantages these conditions represent for existing and future businesses in Northern Arizona by answering four primary questions: 1) Is there now or will there be a market to support a regional freight facility? 2) If so, what type of facility is best suited to serve that market? 3) Given the facility type, what site or sites within the region are most conducive to its successful operation? 4) Given a successful operation, what are the projected economic impacts related to the project?

This three phase study - market analysis, site assessment, and economic impact is paid for with $50,000 in Arizona DOT State Planning Research funds, $20,000 in Flagstaff MPO FHWA-PL funds, $5,000 from Nestle-Purina and an expected $15,000 Rural Economic Development grant from the Arizona Department of Commerce. The project is managed in cooperation with the Northern Arizona Council of Governments and will consider Apache, Navajo, Coconino and Yavapai counties. Stakeholder interviews and commodity flow included. Rail-to-truck will be assessed as intermodal option.

Evaluation based on economic and transportation engineering approach to project. For full RFP contact David Wessel at 928-779-7685 x7230 or at [email protected].

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For more information contact:

David Wessel
Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization
211 W. Aspen Avenue
Arizona 86001

Phone: 928-779-7685 x7230
Fax: 928-779-7684
Email: [email protected]

Posted September 30, 2003

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