The purpose of this research is to study the intercity freight transportation requirements of the Washington-Boston Corridor in 1980, and the improvements required in transporting commodities through and within the corridor by land, water and air. The study objectives are (1) to estimate in terms of traffic flows, the current total demand for intercity freight commodity transportation existing in the corridor; (2) to describe in qualitative terms the commodities making up these traffic flows; (3) to show how the current demand for commodity freight transportation is being met today; (4) to identify and establish a relationship between significant economic and sociological factors and levels of transportation demand; (5) to identify significant changes in these relationships which may occur in the future as a result of technological innovation; (6) to project the economic and sociological demand factors in 1980; (7) to forecast for 1980, total intercity freight transportation demand (as expressed in terms of traffic flows); (8) to allocate this total commodity flow to the various modes on the basis of foreseeable intermodal competitive relationships; (9) to identify and describe the economic and technical characteristics of the various ways and vehicles which may be made available to freight carriers by 1980; and (10) to describe the methodology by which the cost and technical characteristics of ways and vehicles could be related to possible future demand characteristics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Research, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1963-11

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  • Pagination: 243 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: Cc6224ct
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM