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.
Vision For American Rail In 13 Steps: 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.