ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF INTERCITY FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION
Economic analysis of intercity freight transport is accompanied by assessment of many of the empirical studies of intercity freight markets in terms of demand, supply, costs, pricing and regulation. Part I outlines the theory of the derived demand for intercity freight transport in its several forms and examines the attempts to measure the level and elasticity of demand at various levels of aggregation. It also investigates efficient pricing criteria with respect to the theory and measurement of transport costs by mode, and reviews what is known analytically and empirically about the economic effects of intercity transport regulation. Part I attempts to analyze the criteria relevant to a more efficient use of existing transport facilities. Part II takes up the problem of expanding transportation capacity using efficiency criteria.
Bloomington, IN United States 47404-3797
- WILSON, G W
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 338 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Benefit cost analysis; Competition; Costs; Demand; Economic analysis; Economics; Elasticity (Mechanics); Forecasting; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Government funding; Intercity transportation; Peak periods; Pricing; Rate making; Regulation; Regulations; Supply; Traffic forecasting; Transportation; Transportation modes; Transportation planning
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Supply and demand
- Old TRIS Terms: Government regulations; Peak capacities
- Subject Areas: Economics; Law; Planning and Forecasting; Society; Transportation (General); I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00329940
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM