COMMODITY-FLOW AND MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS FOR INLAND WATERWAY PLANNING

The inland navigation systems analysis program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an integrated system of models, data, and planning procedures designed to explain, predict, and plan for U.S. inland waterway transportation. The program forecasts future waterway traffic by means of commodity-flow and multimodal network models. The commodity-flow model is similar to a multiregional input-output model with variable coefficients, in which market behavior and transportation costs determine location, composition, pricing, and level of output and the interregional commodity flows derived from them. The multimodal network model allocates these commodity flows to the several modes, based on transportation cost and performance criteria, and the allocations, as applied to the inland waterway system, constitute the waterway traffic forecast.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 8-14
  • Monograph Title: Systems analysis and planning of inland waterway transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00177141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026628
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM