PLANNING FOR FREIGHT FACILITIES

Estimating future travel demand and translating such evaluations into plans for highway and transit systems is a recognized planning function in regional areas like Chicago. Less glamorous, but equally important, is the need to provide an adequate supply of regional facilities to move goods. The distribution networks of the goods movement industry are facing critical problems. Congested facilities hamper efficient merchandise handling at Chicago's aircargo terminals. Many rail yards, built to meet the demands of yesterday, today suffer from a combination of poor location and either overflow or under-utilization. Waterway facilities are also facing technological obsolescence Pipelines are continually being designed to satiate the region's bulging demand for natural gas and petroleum. The trucking industry daily shares the commuter's frustration with congested highways.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project conducted jointly by the staffs of the Chicago Area Transportation Study and the Lake-Porter County Regional Transportation and Planning Commission. This document is one of a series reporting on the joint planning program for the Chicago-Northeast Illinois-Northwest Indiana Region.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Chicago Area Transportation Study

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Blaze, J R
    • Raasch, N
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Chicago Area Transportation Study
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CATS-LPCRTPC Proj. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM