NATIONAL INTERMODAL NETWORK FEASIBILITY STUDY. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report is Volume I of the series comprising the National Intermodal Network Feasibility Study. Titles of the four volumes and four appendices of the report are: Volume I - Executive Summary; Volume II - Intercity Freight Transportation; Volume III - Developing a Nationwide Intermodal Network; Volume IV - The Feasibility of a Nationwide Intermodal Network; Appendix 1 - The Intermodal Freight Transportation Market; Appendix 2 - Transportation Cost Analysis; Appendix 3 - Network Perspectives: Train, Link and Terminal Descriptions; Appendix 4 - Intermodal Terminal Manual. In summary fashion this volume presents the physical nature of the nationwide intermodal Network developed as a result of the analysis in terms of train operating patterns, link usage, terminal characteristics and railcar equipment. Based upon these components the report describes a possible pattern of traffic and investment growth during its beginning period and suggests the probable revenue and costs implications. Based upon this single start-up scenario a series of shipper, public and carrier benefits are described. This volume concludes with comments concerning the opportunities for technological improvements in a rail/truck intermodal operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This four volume report comes in three sections, an Executive Summary, Volumes I-IV, and Appendices I-IV.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Reebie (Robert) and Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 1436, 200 Railroad Avenue
    Greenwich, CT  USA  06830
  • Authors:
    • Ainsworth, D P
    • Keale, M J
    • Riker, J B
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/OPPD 76/2 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20065
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM