TRANSPORT OF SOLID COMMODITIES VIA FREIGHT PIPELINE. VOLUME V. IMPACT ASSESSMENT
In order to establish the feasibility of the intercity freight pipeline, it was necessary to assess the impacts of various competing transportation modes. Time did not allow a full and quantitative analysis of impacts. Instead, these were identified and for each, as much data as was readily available was presented. Based on data presented in this report, it can be stated that, to the extent that a freight pipeline reduces truck traffic, it helps to reduce street congestion, noise, energy consumption, accidents and air pollution. As compared to rail, however, accident and noise reduction are certain, but the impact on energy consumption and air pollution depends on local conditions. The report of the second year of research will examine some of the impacts in more detail.
- 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 USA 19104
Department of TransportationOffice of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Zandi, I
- Gimm, K K
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Capsule pipelines; Competition; Conveyors; Cost estimating; Costs; Demand; Environmental impacts; Estimates; Feasibility analysis; Freight transportation; Hydraulic equipment; Intelligent transportation systems; Pipeline transportation; Pneumatic conveyors; Slurry; Technology assessment; Transportation modes
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Cargo transportation; Hydraulic conveyors; Slurries
- Subject Areas: Environment; Finance; Freight Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Pipelines; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00117488
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-76T/39 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50119
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM