AN ANALYSIS OF CANADIAN RAIL MOVEMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES USING THE 1992 PUBLIC WAYBILL SAMPLE
This paper demonstrates a method to analyze rail traffic from Canada to the United States using the 1992 ICC Public Use Waybill Sample. This procedure will be useful to track changes in trade flows by rail between the two countries and in analyzing rail infrastructure needs critical for increased trade on both sides of the border (and eventually to and from Mexico). Information in the 1992 Public Use Waybill Sample for each sampled waybill includes the 5 digit standard transportation commodity code, the number of carloads, the tonnage, the Bureau of Economic Analyses Business Economic Area (BEA) of origin, and the destination BEA. Waybill sample records also include mileage, freight revenues, tonnage, information about car type, whether the shipment was intermodal, whether it contained hazardous commodities, etc. As a statistical sample, the 1992 Public Use Waybill Sample includes 14,761 waybills recording shipments from Canada to the United States. The authors have used this data to estimate and analyze the commodity movements by rail by 5 digit commodity code from each Canadian province to each U.S. BEA number by carloads, tonnage and freight revenues.
- This research was sponsored by the Agricultural Experiment Station, the Center for Transportation Studies, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
University of Minnesota, St PaulDepartment of Agricultural and Applied Economics
St Paul, MN United States 55108
- Fruin, J
- Halbach, D
- Publication Date: 1994-3
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 118 p.
- TRT Terms: Commodities; Commodity flow; Railroad transportation; Shipments; Tables (Data); Waybill samples
- Geographic Terms: Canada; United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Commodity flow patterns
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00724604
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Staff Paper P94-5
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM