The results are presented of a study to collect and evaluate freight transportation data on motor carrier, railroad, airline, water, pipeline and other goods movement modes. Problems encountered in acquiring this data are, noted, and sources of the existing data are listed. It is noted that on a tonnage basis, by all major modes except trucking, Maryland is a net importer of goods. Tonnages moved both into and out of the state by the five major modes. About 158 million tons of freight were transported to or from Maryland in 1973. The goods had an estimated value of more than $21 billion. It is suggested that an approach to augmenting and improving upon the existing commodity flow data base of Maryland Might be to concentrate on the modal funcition points and major population centers, and perform analyses of vehicle trips and tonnage flows from a terminal. The anlayses should consider destination by region outside the state and within the state; regional rankings could be calculated by tonnage and vehicle movements; and statistics could be created by commodites carried and vehicle loadings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared for the Maryland Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Transportation, Business, and Public Policy
    College Park, MD  United States  20742
  • Authors:
    • Taff, C A
    • Thieblot Jr, A J
    • MCGEE, M P
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM