FORECAST OF REVENUE FREIGHT CARRIED BY RAIL IN TEXAS TO 1990

Revenue tons of freight carried by rail in Texas have been forecast to 1990 using multiple regression analysis and trend analysis. Data were gathered on the dependent variable (revenue tons of freight carried by rail in Texas) and on twenty-nine independent variables (economic indicators of the Texas economy) for the base period 1950 to 1972. Forecasts for each of the ten selected variables were computed for 1975, 1980, 1985, and 1990 by extrapolating a chosen trend curve. These forecasted values were then substituted into the regression equation to yield forecasts for the tons of revenue freight carried by rail in Texas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Austin, TX  USA  78712

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Williams, D L
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR-24 Res. Rpt., DOT/TST-75/139
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30093
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM