POTENTIAL ECONOMIES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING FROM IMPROVEMENTS IN RAILROAD TERMINAL OPERATIONS
The report presents the findings from four case studies to identify potential economies and improvements in performance that result from better terminal operations. Presented are methodologies employed to examine crew scheduling, car flow, hump yards, supporting activities, and costs. Specific findings on potential crew and car flow reductions from the four studies are used as a base point for estimating the national implications of implementation of short term, straight forward improvements. A brief examination of alternatives to railroad pickup and delivery is presented through these case studies.
Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD USA 20814
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Hoppe, C W
- Hart, W M
- Publication Date: 1977-11
- Pagination: 208 p.
- TRT Terms: Car utilization (Railroads); Economic efficiency; Freight terminals; Level of service; Management; Personnel management; Productivity; Railroad cars; Railroad terminals; Railroad yards; Regions; Scheduling; States; Switching; Systems analysis; Terminal operations; Train crews; Utilization; Yard operations
- Identifier Terms: Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Services
- Old TRIS Terms: Operating strategies; Train crew requirements; Yard performance; Yard throughput
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Freight Transportation; Railroads; Research; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00175273
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/OPPD-78/4 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-75242
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM