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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supported by a grant from the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Energy Office. Sponsored by Southwest Region University Transportation Center.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • Roop, S S
    • Dickinson, R W
    • Saad, F
    • Bartoskewitz, R T
  • Publication Date: 1996-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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