OnTrackNorthAmerica is an action think-tank for sustainable freight transportation.
Objectives: OTNA is committed to the smartest use of railroads, trucks, and waterways for a better economy, environment, and community.
Engagements: OTNA advises businesses, governments, and communities in collaborative development of freight investments that fully value the lifecycle impacts of how, where, and what we move.
Lifecycle Freight Benefit-Cost Analysis: A fully comprehensive method of benefit/cost analysis answering the needs and concerns of 21st century freight infrastructure planners and stakeholders.
North American Freight Forum: An innovation in multi-stakeholder interaction for generating new thinking, alignment, and sustainable opportunity in freight transportation.
IntelliConference: A revolutionary approach to group dialogue. These interactions, whether conducted asynchronously online, or in-person, make judicious use of each participant’s time, driving efficiently toward clarity, alignment and action.
Lifecycle Freight Data Bank: In modern infrastructure development, data drives decision-making. As our society searches for more sustainable solutions, it’s time to gather all the data… and make sure it’s put to use by planners, government leaders and stakeholders.
13-Step Vision For American Rail Freight Transportation: In the words of our founder: “Our continued underutilization of rail transportation, in spite of its energy, capital, and space efficiency, provides a clear example of how conventional thinking is not serving society.” Here’s how that situation can be addressed.