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  United States  15206

    Department of Transportation

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 68 p.

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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