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``What if legislators, planners, shippers, and citizens could see a full range of possible freight transportation solutions, weigh the economic and community impacts of each plan, and then align to optimize their infrastructure investments?”

– Michael Sussman, Founder

OnTrackNorthAmerica’s Lifecycle Freight Benefit Cost Analysis answers the question, “How will our economy and community benefit when we choose one freight infrastructure plan over another?” Until this question is answered through an unbiased, comprehensive comparison of all available cost and benefits data forecasted over time, tomorrow’s infrastructure investments will look exactly like yesterday’s infrastructure investments — outmoded before they are even fully constructed.

As the effects of congestion, carbon damage and other environmental impacts weigh on our communities, Lifecycle Freight Benefit Cost Analysis provides all stakeholders a shared perspective over the  matrix of factors needed to assess a complex array of infrastructure possibilities.

OnTrackNorthAmerica’s Lifecycle Benefit Cost Analyses are conducted in partnership with Autocase, the market leader in Lifecycle Assessment.

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As a leader in infrastructure Lifecycle analysis, Autocase is OTNA’s perfect partner — and perfect complement to our 25 years of experience in freight transportation project development. The Autocase team has conducted economic analyses on over $100 billion worth of projects and successful grant applications. Having earned a reputation for rigorous objectivity, Autocase’s business case analytics quantify triple bottom line impacts, prioritize alternatives, and garner stakeholder support for more sustainable and resilient infrastructure, real estate and community investments.


The complex task of growing infrastructure systems to meet increasing population and looming environmental concerns requires a new level of coordination and collaboration among stakeholders. Existing planning approaches have not yet bridged the gap between public sector concerns and private-sector business interests. OTNA’s TAP Process is a new method for convening these stakeholders in large-group transportation planning that turns both shared and divergent perspectives into smart plans and effective action.


OTNA’s Freight Transportation and Land Use Project is designed to elevate the integration of logistics, freight transportation, and sensible land use planning to the level of a nationwide practice. Currently, freight transportation land use is not consciously planned or regulated by public sector planners and is virtually ignored by private sector development. The need is urgent and the opportunity is great.

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