SEARCHING FOR POLICY PRIORITIES IN THE FORMULATION OF A FREIGHT TRANSPORT STRATEGY: A CANONICAL CORRELATION ANALYSIS OF FREIGHT INDUSTRY ATTITUDES

An efficient and effective freight transportation strategy can be aided by early professional contributions from key stakeholders. One broad group that has historically been given limited opportunity to influence the drafting of a freight strategy, is commercial road users and shippers who manufacture and distribute goods. Using a data set collected in Australia in 1996 from a sample of organizations involved directly and indirectly in road freight transportation, views were sought on road infrastructure changes, new road infrastructure, non-road infrastructure needs and transportation policies. An optimal scaling approach using non-linear canonical correlation is implemented to search for structural relationships between the underlying policy and infrastructure dimensions and the various industry categories. This framework provides a powerful mechanism for identifying differences among stakeholders in terms of their support for or opposition to specific policies. Results reveal the considerable differences in attitudes associated with the component parts of the freight industry.

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • Hensher, D A
    • Golob, T F
  • Publication Date: 1999-12

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00778629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1999 12:00AM