TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: A NEW LOOK AT THE ROLE OF RAILROAD FORECASTING

This paper analyzes some of the issues involved in forecasting and adapting to changing railroad markets. The process is complicated by the fact that approximately 70 Class I railroads are simultaneously competing while being mutually dependent. It is concluded that while increased sophistication will develop in planning and forecasting, the interdependent nature of the railroad system will, itself, place constraints on the success of individual forecasting activities. While the need for multi-level forecasting has been argued before, the exact formulation will ultimately depend on the industry's ability to respond to all issues facing it.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Peppers, L C
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Accession Number: 00099195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1976 12:00AM