Senior Research Associate - Carl Martland

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Carl Martland

Senior Research Associate (retired)

Room 1-290
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139



  • S.B. 1968, MIT
  • S.M. 1972, MIT
  • C.E. 1972, MIT

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Research Interests

Current research interests include project evaluation, risk assessment, costing and strategic planning for intermodal transportation systems, and railroad systems performance. A specialist in rail transportation, Mr. Martland has studied service design, costing and control, equipment utilization, preventive maintenance, terminal operations, intermodal transportation, productivity, and technology assessment.

Teaching Interests

Project Evaluation and Transportation Systems

Selected Publications

  1. "Toward More Sustainable Infrastructure: Project Evaluation for Planners and Engineers," by Carl D. Martland (Wiley 2011).
  2. Martland, C.D., "Productivity, Pricing and Profitability in the U.S. Rail Freight Industry, 1995-2004", Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Fall 2006, pp. 93-106
  3. C.D. Martland and Steve Alpert, "Research Priorities for Regional and Short Line Railroads", Final Research Report, American Association of Short Line and Regional Railways, December 2006
  4. Martland, C.D., "Performance-Based Technology Scanning Applied to Containerizable Freight Traffic", Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 57, No. 2, Spring 2003, pp. 119-134
  5. Chapman, J.D., C.D. Martland, and T.E. Guins, "Improved Car Design: Productivity and Capacity for Free", Proceedings, Implementation of Heavy Haul Technology for Network Efficiency, 2003 Specialist Technical Session, International Heavy Haul Association, Dallas Texas, pp. 6.81-6.92