TERMINAL FACILITIES INVENTORY

THE RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF THE WORK DONE UNDER WORK ITEM 6-2 OF THE ST LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROGRAM. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PORTION OF THE PROGRAM IS TO DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOODS MOVEMENT TERMINALS AND THE NEEDS FOR TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES. IN ACCOMPLISHING THIS PURPOSE, A THREE-STEP PROCEDURE WAS USED. FIRST, ANALYSES OF REGIONAL TRACK TRIPS AND LAND USE IDENTIFIED MAJOR TERMINAL AREAS. SECOND, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE MAILED TO VARIOUS TERMINAL OPERATORS AND SUBSEQUENTLY ANALYZED TO DETERMINE THE OVERALL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INDUSTRY. THIRD, PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH SELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOODS TERMINAL INDUSTRY. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT TRUCK TERMINAL OPERATORS IN THE ST LOUIS AREA OPERATE BUSINESSES WHICH RANGE IN SIZE FROM ONE OR TWO TRUCKS TO A NATIONWIDE SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTION. TRAILER-ON-FLATCAR TERMINAL OPERATORS ARE FINDING THAT THEY HAVE TO USE NEW TECHNIQUES TO ACCOMODATE THEIR RAPID GROWTH. BARGE TERMINAL OPERATORS DEAL MAINLY WITH BULK MATERIALS WHICH CAN BE PUMPED FROM ONE MODE OF TRANSPORTATION TO ANOTHER. AIR FREIGHT TERMINAL OPERATORS ARE WED TO AN AIRPORT LOCATION. THE GOODS MOVEMENT INDUSTRY IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE TIME CONSCIOUS. A TYPICAL TERMINAL OPERATES ALMOST 24 HOURS A DAY. THE MOST RECENT CHANGES IN THE INDUSTRY IN TERMS OF TECHNOLOGY ARE THOSE WHICH RELATE TO TIME SAVINGS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Publication Date: 1969-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: East-West Gateway Coordinating Council
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Mo P-124
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 1970 12:00AM