EVALUATING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS FOR FUTURE INTERCITY FREIGHT SYSTEMS

The TSC has been conducting a comprehensive study on freight transportation. The initial phase produced a systematic characterisation of the available modal services in terms of cost and service attributes, and their ability to meet users' needs. Any proposed innovation in one or several modes should be evaluated in terms of carrier profitability, market satisfaction and public benefits, while giving full consideration to the potential performance of competing services. The author proposes four levels of evaluation of a system innovation, by means of four models of increasing accuracy and detail.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Included in Freight Transportation: A Digest of Technical Papers, a report sponsored by the Office of the Secretary, U.S. DOT, RRIS 17 144088 7701.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • MAIO, D J
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-28

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  • Accession Number: 00157945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-77-68 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM