DEVELOPMENT OF A POLICY SENSITIVE MODEL FOR FORECASTING FREIGHT DEMAND. PHASE ONE REPORT
Freight transport demand is a matter that has received less than its share of attention both in the theoretical literature and in actual practice. The barriers to the development of appropriate freight transport demand forecasting techniques are developed and explained and methods for overcoming these barriers are suggested. The role of data both in the formulation and the use of the model is explained. Finally, a list of criteria for desirable features of a demand model are developed. Appendices present the specification of a model currently under development at MIT and a short review of the literature.
- Prepared for Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCenter for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
- Roberts, P O
- Ben-Akiva, Moshe
- Terziev, M N
- CHIANG, Y S
- Publication Date: 1977-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 127 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Census; Costs; Data collection; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Mathematical models; Modal split; Quality of service; Rates; Traffic forecasting
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Freight rates
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Finance; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00174346
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Report/Paper Numbers: CTS-77-11
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-70006
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM