As a first step in developing a planning program for freight transport in the Chicago region, the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) and the Lake-Porter County Regional Transportation and Planning Commission have surveyed the local freight industry to inventory the freight network and to determine the nature of private planning in the region. This report synthesizes results of that survey. It is a compendium of the local freight industry's projected facility investment programs. It provides a forecast of freight facility development through 1975 based on the transport industry's current perception of the regional demand for its services. The report concludes that private planning tends to perpetuate existing patterns of location and service. Comprehensive, cooperative, multimodal planning, which provides a good climate for innovation, may yield guidelines for facility investment which will promote greater efficiency in the regional freight complex. The long-range freight planning effort being formulated by the CATS is directed toward this goal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chicago Area Transportation Study

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606

    Lake-Porter County, Indiana

    Regional Transportation and Planning Commission, 8149 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, IN  United States  46322
  • Authors:
    • Blaze, J R
    • Behrens, J W
    • Creed, S L
    • Degeeter, R
    • Thorne, N R
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Chicago Area Transportation Study
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CATS 354-04 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1976 12:00AM