TRANSPORT OF SOLID COMMODITIES VIA FREIGHT PIPELINE. VOLUME IV. DEMAND ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY
In order to determine the feasibility of intercity freight pipelines, it was necessary to determine whether sufficient traffic flows currently exist between various origins and destinations to justify consideration of a mode whose operating characteristics became competitive under conditions of high traffic volume. An intercity origin destination freight flow matrix was developed for a large range of commodities from published sources. A physical screening was then applied to yield a flow matrix which consisted of only goods which could be physically moved by pipeline. Rather than consider all possible origins and destinations, a high freight traffic density corridor between Chicago and New York and another between St. Louis and New York were studied. These corridors, which represented 18 cities, had single direction flows of 16 million tons/year. If trans-shipment was allowed at each of the 18 cities, flows of up to 38 million tons/year were found in each direction. These figures did not include mineral or agricultural products.
- See also PB-276144, RRIS 11 117483, Bulletin 7802. Also available in set of 5 reports PC E11, PB-276 144-SET.
University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaDepartment of Civil and Urban Engineering
Philadelphia, PA United States 19104
Department of TransportationOffice of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Allen, W B
- Plaut, T
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 99 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Capsule pipelines; Competition; Conveyors; Corridors; Cost estimating; Costs; Demand; Estimates; Feasibility analysis; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Hydraulic equipment; Intelligent transportation systems; Market research; Pipeline transportation; Pipelines; Pneumatic conveyors; Slurry; Technology assessment; Traffic forecasting; Transportation modes
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Cargo transportation; Hydraulic conveyors; Slurries
- Subject Areas: Finance; Freight Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Pipelines; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00117487
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-76T/38 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50119
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM