FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR R&D POLICY
The current use of computerized management information and control systems in intercity freight transportation are 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.
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
- Troup III, K F
- Publication Date: 1974-3
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 78 p.
- TRT Terms: Control systems; Data processing centers; Documents; Information systems; Intermodal terminals; Intermodal transportation; Railroad terminals; Railroad yards
- Uncontrolled Terms: Documentation
- Old TRIS Terms: Data services; Intermodal information systems; Intermodal terminal control systems; Yard and terminal control
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00084723
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-73-10 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM