The study examines problems encountered in urban goods movement. The report is divided into 7 sections. Section I presents a discussion of urban goods related transportation as compared to the nation's total transportation. Section II provides estimates, of the characteristics and amounts of transportation currently used to move goods in our major cities. Section III presents estimates of the impact of this transportation on cities in terms of cost, congestion, energy consumption, air pollution, noise pollution and land use. Section IV focuses on each of these impacts as viewed by several identifiable interest groups in the community: commuters, consumers, goods haulers, shippers/receivers, etc. Section V presents an attempt to isolate fundamental causes of urban goods movement related problems and Section VI discusses nearly 100 possible solutions to them. Section VII presents several recommendations for further action.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Voorhees (Alan M.) and Associates, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Paper copy also available in set of 5 reports as PB-249 318-SET, PC$34.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kearney (AT) and Company, Incorporated

    100 South Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 264 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Phases 1&2 Final Rpt., UMTA-IL-06-0030-75-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-40007
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2003 12:00AM