This paper points out how important freight movement is to the functioning of the urban economy, how urban development can be encouraged by including freight movement in the urban transportation planning process, and how the inclusion of freight movement is both logically and legally supported. It is appropriate to apply planning funds to freight movements if these activities are included in the unified planning work program. Thus, the types of freight planning activities considered appropriate can be as varied as the cities that apply for those funds as a portion of their unified planning work programs. The important role of freight planning in the transportation system management (TSM) element is explored. Examples are given of TSM actions that can significantly improve the flow of both freight and people by reducing the conflicts between these essential activities. /Author/

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    • From TRB Special Report No. 172, Transportation System Management, proceedings of a conference held November 7-10, 1976, conducted by the Transportation Research Board, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. DOT in cooperation with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Goettee, David
    • Cadotte, Ernest R
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Pagination: pp 37-43
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  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM