GRAIN TRANSPORTATION IN MINNESOTA
This study describes the grain transportation system in Minnesota, identifying the characteristics and problems of the system. Factors examined include grain production and marketing, grain movement patterns, highway system, railroad system, water transportation, holding and transfer facilities, potential new methods of transporting grain, and comparison of modal characteristics. While traditional shipping patterns are beginning to change and rail line abandonments affect the situation, it is concluded that pipelines and conveyor belts can be of little near- term significance; and truck, rail and water will maintain their importance, having risen to their present position because of their adaptability to the movement of grain. It is noted that data on rate structures, costs and commodity movements are lacking.
Minnesota State Planning Agency100 Capitol Square Building, 550 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN United States 55101
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 95 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Grain; Inland waterways; Intermodal transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Grain trade
- Geographic Terms: Minnesota
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00097325
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM