The report presents an analytical procedure designed to measure quantitatively the interactions between economic development potential and transportation service improvements. The transportation services of interest include both existing and developmental modes and intermodal services. The analysis focuses on the Multi-State Corridor extending from Brunswick, Georgia to Kansas City. Significant results of the first year's research are: (1) Establishing variable-sized network zones; (2) identifying state highways, rail lines, and navigable inland waterways; (3) defining 53 industry/commodity groups, along with production coefficients for labor, energy, capital, and materials; (4) preparing a 111 zone, 53 commodity flow table for the U.S.; (5) calibration of mode split equations for seven industry/commodity groups; (6) developing and calibrating market share equations; (7) testing the overall procedure in four zones in Northern Mississippi. No developmental conclusions can be drawn from the limited test.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Alabama University, Huntsville, Auburn University, Alabama, and Memphis State University, Tennessee.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Experiment

    Georgia Experiment Station
    Experiment, GA  United States 

    University of Alabama, Huntsville

    School of Graduate Studies and Research
    Huntsville, AL  United States 

    Auburn University

    Auburn, AL  United States  36830

    Memphis State University, Memphis

    Memphis, TN  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • JONES, P S
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 259 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/OS-60512-8 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60512
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM