INTERMODAL FREIGHT MOVEMENT IN SOUTH TEXAS: TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES AND EMERGING RESEARCH NEEDS
The objectives of this research were to document the changes that need to occur in the transportation landscape to facilitate intermodal transport and to identify research challenges to be faced for the future of increased intermodal traffic. In pursuing these objectives an examination was made of institutional impediments to intermodal transportation at the federal, state, and local level. Additionally, research challenges were discussed as they related to the areas of rail network optimization, service reliability, U.S-Mexico cross-border logistics, and the intermodal transport of non-containerized freight.
- Supported by a grant from the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Energy Office. Sponsored by Southwest Region University Transportation Center.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
- Roop, S S
- Dickinson, R W
- Saad, F
- Bartoskewitz, R T
- Publication Date: 1996-3
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 70 p.
- TRT Terms: Commodities; Federal government agencies; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Hazards; Intermodal transportation; International borders; Logistics; Railroad transportation; Research; State departments of transportation
- Geographic Terms: Mexico; Texas; United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Non containerized
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Highways; Marine Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Research; Security and Emergencies; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00723500
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC/96/465120-1,, Research Rpt 465120-1
- Contract Numbers: 0079
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 1 1996 12:00AM