PROJECTIONS OF 1980 FREIGHT DEMANDS FOR SELECTED MID WESTERN RAILROADS

The study shows how projections of state-to-state rail freight shipments can be made for all commodities carried on particular rail lines. To make the projections, a combination of data from the MRIO and the other transportation sources were used for five midwestern railroads: Chicago and Northwestern, Soo line, Milwaukee Road, Burlington Northern, and Rock Island Lines. The step-by-step projection procedure outlined in the report was specifically designed so only a minimum of alterations needed to be made to the various data. This limit on the number of alterations was required partly because of time and cost considerations and partly because of the desire to maintain the data in as close as possible conformity to their original values.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Urban Studies and Planning, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00321041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM