The Chicago General Managers Association has developed an ACI plan for the Chicago terminal area that involves 109 ACI scanners at 40 sites. The plan includes a central processor to handle the ACI data and merge it with input data from the railroads. The system will collect data on the 17,410,500 freight cars moving on 512,460 trains per year moving into, out of, or through the Chicago terminal gateway. The major objective of the system is accurate, detailed and timely information on cars and trains. The Federal Government will contribute one-third of the $9,000,000 cost of installation, operation, data collection, and analysis over five years.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

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  • Pagination: p. 25
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM