USER MANUAL FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
A methodology for analysis of the impacts of various government and carrier policies on the demand for freight transportation has been developed. This report describes the computer programs included in this methodology. Work has focused on the choice of mode and shipment size if a receiver at a given destination were to choose a supplier in a specific origin. Programs first calculate the cost of each of the transport alternatives, identifying the least-cost option. Given a description of the population of receivers at a destination, a second series of programs applies costing and forecasting to each receiver, summing disaggregate forecasts into an aggregate forecast of modal tonnages for the origin-destination city pair. A third group of programs computes fuel consumed.
- Prepared for the Federal Energy Administration, Office of Transportation Policy Research.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCenter for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
Cambridge, MA USA 02139
- Terziev, M N
- Wilson, L B
- Publication Date: 1976-12
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 42 p.
- TRT Terms: Competition; Computer programs; Energy consumption; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Modal split; Origin and destination; Policy; Traffic forecasting; Traffic managers; Transportation modes; Transportation policy
- Uncontrolled Terms: Shippers
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies; National transportation policies
- Subject Areas: Energy; Freight Transportation; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00174351
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Report/Paper Numbers: CTS-76-18
- Contract Numbers: Co-04-50154-00
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM