The following three-volume report, containing a summary and two expanded volumes studies the facilities at which modes and carriers interconnect. A primary undertaking of the study is to explore ways to increase the efficiency of such facilities (more commonly called terminals) on a metropolitan basis; increased efficiency will improve the economic advantage of the metropolitan area as a transportation and distribution center. Interface behavior is treated through a generalizable system of mathematical models, and these models are applied specifically to a case study of interfaces in the Philadelphia Metroplitan Area. Decision-making regarding interfaces is also investigated through analysis of public policy issues dealing with public and private sectors, Federal and metropolitan authorities, shippers and carriers, passengers, equipment manufacturers, and labor.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy also available in set of 3 reports as PB-250 110-SET, PC$23.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    CONSAD Research Corporation

    121 North Highland Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15206

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Systems Requirements, Plans and Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 68 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-A9-006
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM