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 over-coming 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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For presentation to the World Conference on Transport Research, Rotterdam.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, P O
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174356
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CTS-77-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM