THE EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS ON U.S. FREIGHT TRAFFIC

This study was undertaken to analyze the effects of changes in national economic activity on the traffic activity of the five modes of freight transport during the period 1950-66. Rail tonnage, for example, which reflects considerable sensitivity, has coal, primary metals, and transportation equipment accounting for approximately 35 percent of the total. That all transport series reacted, however, is evident even when that reaction was represented by a reduced rate of increase rather than an outright decline.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

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    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Snow, C R
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00054737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM