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MSU conference focuses on intermodal transport

November 1, 2013

Mike Tagert addresses audiences at Mississippi State University’s second National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness conference Thursday at Colvard Student Union. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)

For the past year and a half, Mississippi State University has worked with four other universities across the nation to study transportation by land, sea, air, rail and everything in-between.

The U.S. Department of Transportation selected MSU as the lead institution for a National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC) in January 2012, funding the center with a $3.5 million federal grant. NCITEC’s five universities promote integration of transportation modes for both freight and passengers, pursuing economic competitiveness, efficiency, safety, security and sustainability.

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