This paper identifies 50 of the 80 commodity classes in the Census of Transportation as piggyback-potential traffic. The market is found to be 43.4 billion ton miles, none of which is presently moving by rail. The comparative ranking of regions and of railroads presently handling substantial piggyback traffic is discussed. Those lines with the greatest potential in this field are identified. For traffic to grow, the maintenance and equipment bottlenecks created by inadequate investment have to be removed.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Morash, E A
    • Hille, S J
    • Bruning, E R
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00172630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM