FUTURE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION: ENERGY AND ECONOMICS. VOLUME 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A comprehensive network model which could predict the modal share competitive impact of various changes in cost and physical facilities was built. Reports were commissioned from experts in the fields of rail, waterborne, truck, pipeline transport, and an essay on Canadian transportation systems. The essays appear in Volume II. The details of the model appear in Volume III; procedure listings appear in Volume IV; and the final Volume V contains supplemental reports. Five varieties of data or analytical procedures contained in the model are: the interregional flows by commodity; the networks, links, and routes over which physical goods move; data defining the characteristics of the networks over which the goods move; analytical models which translate the characteristics into costs, rates, and other attributes which are transmitted to, or are perceived by, transportation decision makers; and analytical models simulating the joint routing decisions of owners-of-goods and transporters. Some details of the model are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wayne State University

    School of Business Administration
    Detroit, MI  USA  48202
  • Authors:
    • BUSHNELL, R C
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-S-02-4136
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM