PLANNING CRITERIA FOR OFF-STREET SERVICE AREAS

ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CERTAIN EXISTING TRUCK FREIGHT SERVICE AREAS AND OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE FACILITIES BASED ON FIELD STUDY ARE DESCRIBED. SAMPLED STUDY PROJECTS INCLUDE OFFICE AND RETAIL-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENTS IN NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, PENNSYLVANIA, AND TEXAS. EVALUATIONS WERE MADE OF THE RELATIONS OF DESIGN AND OPERATIONAL ASPECTS, NUMBER AND FREQUENCY OF TRUCK ARRIVALS, DURATIONS OF STAY, VEHICLE TYPES, AND GENERATION RATES BASED ON THE NUMBER OF SERVICE VEHICLES AND THE FLOOR AREA OF MAJOR LAND USES. ADDITIONAL RESEARCH USING A MATHEMATICAL ESTIMATE OF ARRIVAL RATES FROM THE KNOWN DATA (POISSON DISTRIBUTION) SUPPORTS THE APPLICATION OF THIS TECHNIQUE FOR PREDICTING POTENTIAL USE OF AN OFF-STREET TRUCK SERVICE AREA. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 40-50
  • Monograph Title: Planning transportation systems
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  • Accession Number: 00242243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM