MODAL CHOICE IN FREIGHT TRANSPORT

A general review in condensed form of the work of the Netherlands Institute of Transportation on this subject. The paper describes: sets of equations determining the market equilibrium, and the influence of transportation costs on the quantity of goods sold and their regional distribution; the modal split models for 15 commodity groups, to determine the volume of freight transport per commodity group for each mode (rail, road, inland navigation). These models are developed in various forms, based on interregional transport flows, non-aggregated consignments, macromodal split models, sub-models: three alternative methods of anlaysis: discrete regression, probit analysis, logit analysis. The authors finally evaluate the models based on interregional transport flows and on non-aggregated consignments, and their use for forecasting purposes.

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  • Pagination: p. 585-598

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  • Accession Number: 00127004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM