CONFERENCE PAPERS ON ADVANCE FREIGHT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY: "AMERICA'S" FREIGHT SYSTEM IN THE 80'S AND 90'S...BUT HOW TO GET THERE?"

These papers relating to technology and freight transportation have been prepared for the conference on America's Freight System in the 80's and 90's. It does not purport to be a compendium on all advanced freight technology but is to give an overview of problems and possibilities. The chapters: Forces of Change in Transportation; Testimony before the Subcommittee on Aviation and Transportation R&D; Intercity Transportation- Air Freight Transportation; A View of Air Freight Developments in the Next Decade; Software Technology and the Quantum Leap; Cargo Aircraft Technology in the Context of Economics; TRAILS--A New Concept in Freight and Passenger Transport; Outlook for Pneumatic Pipelines; International Steam Coal: The New Energy Competitor; Research Opportunities for Railroad Information Systems, 1975-1990; Rail Terminal Information Systems; Southern Pacific's Car Activity System (CAS); The Future Trends in Railroad Motive Power in the United States; Air Cushion Technology Contributions to America's Future Freight Systems; Federal Highway Administration Research Effort for Assessing the Economic and Safety Implications of Increased Truck Size and Weight Limits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at a Conference sponsored by the US Department of Transportation, Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 1-2, 1976. See also individual papers, RRIS 11 157946 and 20 157947, 7702.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Harbridge House, Incorporated

    11 Arlington Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02116

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Publication Date: 1976-12-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 244 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-0ST-77-S
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1276
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM