METHODS FOR ESTIMATING THE VOLUME AND ENERGY DEMAND OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT

Freight volume (measured in ton-miles) carried by various transportation modes is analyzed and relationships are developed for estimating demands for each type of freight service, with emphasis on freight transport by railroad. The relations are combined with predictions of energy-intensiveness to present illustrative estimates of future energy demand for freight transportation. Estimating techniques explored include ordinary least-squares regressions, stepwise regressions, and factor analysis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    RAND Corporation

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    National Science Foundation

    Research Applied to National Needs
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  • Authors:
    • Tihansky, D P
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-988-NSF
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-GI-44
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM