FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR R AND D POLICY

The current use of computerized management information and control systems in intercity freight transportation is examined. Each of the four modes (railroad, motor carrier, maritime and air cargo industries) is investigated. In each case, computer information systems can help improve the operational efficiency of the mode and provide management (and regulators) with more accurate data for decision making. The intermodal data standard and exchange problem is also discussed. Appropriate recommendations for DOT research and development policy are made. These include development of a national railroad management system, development of terminal control systems for railroad yards and intermodal terminals, support to development of a maritime industry information system and increased effort in the area of data facilitation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Troup III, K F
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056909
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-73-10 Final Rpt
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM