THE URBAN COMMODITY FLOW DATA COLLECTION PROJECT

Relatively little research has been devoted to the Urban goods movement industry, which is responsible for 40 percent to 50 percent of all urban transportation costs. Costs in Canada are expected to rise from $2 billion in 1966 to $10 billion annually by the year 2000. Estimates predict that cost can be reduced up to 15 percent, representing an annual national savings of $1.5 billion. More than 70 percent of this can be realized through direct improvements to the urban trucking system. TDA has developed a multi-phase plan whose primary objective is to obtain input data for simulation of goods distribution at Marco (network) and Micro (endpoint) levels. The phases are (1) description of problem, background information, preparation of initial computer mathematical simulation models (completed 9/72); (2) collection of field data of goods movements and truck operations in Calgary; (3) application of Calgary data to computer model for testing and calibration, improvement and refinement; and (4) collection and testing of additional data to ensure general usefulness of model and integrate in with larger network approach for entire Canada. Figures include genralized land-use map of Calgary, major links in its transportation system, and a plan of transportation system, and a plan of transportation districts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Calgary, Canada

    Institute for Transportation Studies
    Calgary, Alberta  Canada  T2N 1N4
  • Authors:
    • Piepgrass, E B
    • Morrall, J F
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00072283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1981 12:00AM