THE RAILROAD PERFORMANCE MODEL
This report describes an operational, though preliminary, version of the Railroad Performance Model, which is a computer simulation model of the nation's railroad system. The ultimate purpose of this model is to predict the effect of changes in government or industry policies on the performance of the railroads. This model simulates the history of individual cars and individual loads of freight; and it explicitly incorporates a number of decisions made by government, railroads, and shippers. This model includes phenomena such as freight car shortages and surplused, interlining, per diem rates, car service rules, the demurrage system, routing of cars, and the allocation of home and foreign empty cars.
- Prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Policy and Program Development, Office of Rail Systems Analysis and Program Division, Washington, D.C
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
- Oiesen, J F
- Publication Date: 1977-10
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 312 p.
- TRT Terms: Car distribution (Railroads); Car service rules; Car shortages (Railroads); Car utilization (Railroads); Computer programs; Contract rates; Demurrage; Industry structure; Management; Network analysis (Planning); Operations; Planning; Policy; Regulations; Routing; Simulation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Per diem
- Old TRIS Terms: Car shortage; Government regulations; Management policies; Operations planning
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Law; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00170059
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OPPD-77-11 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM