SIMULATION STUDY EXAMINING THE BENEFITS OF AN URBAN CONSOLIDATED TERMINAL

This paper is concerned with the movement of commercial vehicles in central cities and examines the potential benefits of the establishment of a consolidated freight terminal in a medium sized city: Syracuse, New York. Using original data on the movement of freight shipments within the central business district of Syracuse, simulation analysis is employed to estimate the efficiency gains and cost reduction which could be anticipated by central city freight movers as a result of their use of a consolidated freight terminal. Principal among the findings reported are a possible annual savings of $1.6 million, and a 93 percent reduction in freight vehicle movement time.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for meeting, Intersoc Conf on Transp, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-18, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • MCDERMOTT, D R
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N 75-ICT-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1981 12:00AM