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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-276144, RRIS 11 117483, Bulletin 7802. Also available in set of 5 reports PC E11, PB-276 144-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Department of Civil and Urban Engineering
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Zandi, I
    • Gimm, K K
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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