A CURRENT VIEW OF A PORTION OF THE EASTERN U.S. TRANSPORT MARKET

Rail carriers in the eastern United States are in a state of or near to bankruptcy. This paper explores the total flows of manufacturing traffic (standard transportation commodity codes 20 to 39) which traditionally moves by rail by constructing regional origin-destination matrices from the 1963 and 1967 censuses of transportation. Matrices are constructed for total goods movement and for rail movement. They are then analysed to see what profile they present for each year, and are compared to see what has occurred over this time. These results are summarised to show their significance for the eastern rail problem. It is found that traffic in goods traditionally carried by rail is increasing, but it is moving by other modes. It is suggested that aggressive management is needed for rail services. /TRRL/

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Allen, W B
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Accession Number: 00134315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM