Every investment decision for transportation projects requires an extensive examination of the amount of anticipated traffic. A statistical technique, discriminant analysis, was used to determine its feasibility and applicability in estimating future traffic. Discriminant analysis is a method to statistically weigh transportation characteristics. This paper discusses an application of discriminant analysis in which travel demand is divided between transportation modes on the Ohio River. This study uses time of transit, distance of transit, annual tonnage, average shipment size, transportation rate, and handling charges as mode characteristics. An increase in the transportation rate, the most significant characteristic influencing mode choice by the user, was simulated (everything else held constant) so that a demand curve for barge transportation could be constructed.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 13-18
  • Monograph Title: Transportation characteristics of truck, rail and water freight
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  • Accession Number: 00139643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024919
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM