AN ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC COSTS OF CONSTRUCTING AND OPERATING AN URBAN GOODS CONSOLIDATION TERMINAL - PART 2

The primary purpose of this study was to estimate the cost of an urban goods small shipment consolidation terminal for Columbus, Ohio. These costs are compared against the potential economic and social benefits which would be realized by the adoption of the consolidation terminal concept for the pick-up and delivery of small shipments in the Columbus CBD. More specifically, the study deals with: (1) the investment requirements for the initial structure of the terminal and its materials handling systems; (2) the timing and size of future investments in the terminal's structure and/or materials handling system; and (3) the terminal's operating expenses throughout the terminal's planning horizon. The answer to each of the above questions is dependent upon the design of the urban consolidation terminal. Depending upon the level of automation, alternate terminal designs require different investments in construction, materials handling equipment and manpower. Therefore the above questions are investigated in terms of four alternate terminal designs. In the order of decreasing materials handling automation, the four facility designs studied are: a tilt-slat sorting conveyor, a towveyor with non-powered bump-off spurs, a towveyor without spurs, and a manual four wheel cart system. /UMTA/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Part 1 is entitled "The Economic Feasibility and Social Desirability of an Urban Goods Consolidation Terminal."
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    College of Administration Science
    Columbus, OH  USA  43210
  • Authors:
    • ROBESON, J F
    • CADOTTE, E R
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

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  • Pagination: 165 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • ISBN: OH-11-0001
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-OH-11-0001-74-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM