LOCATIONAL DECISION METHODOLOGY FOR INTERMODAL RAIL-TRUCK TERMINALS

One of the factors that impedes the operation and growth of piggyback service is the traditional executive decision to locate a piggyback terminal on land already owned by the railroad company. Objections to this decision include concern over industrial decentralization, urban congestion within central regions, costs of land for expansion, and social and environmental effects. A methodology is developed which can be used as a tool for determining the ideal location of a piggyback terminal within a metropolitan area. Once developed, the methodology is applied to the Baltimore metropolitan area. The site selection factors are categorized under the headings of rail, highway, market and land characteristics.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 4th Annual Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Los Angeles, California, July 18-23, 1976. see also RRIS 26 148247.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Kuhns, R E
    • Mulinazzi, T E
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper P&P-35 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM