ITIC-IM, VERSION 1.0: INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION AND INVENTORY COST MODEL, HIGHWAY-TO-RAIL INTERMODAL, USER'S MANUAL
The Intermodal Transportation and Inventory Cost (ITIC) Model is a personal computer model for performing policy analysis of issues concerning longhaul freight movement, such as modal diversion or the assessment of economic benefits associated with changes in transportation policy or infrastructure. The model replicates the decision-making tradeoffs made by a logistics manager in selecting the mode and shipment size used to resupply his company's inventory of a particular product. The implications of making alternative choices are assessed in both modal choice and in dollars and cents terms. This version of the ITIC Model is for policy analysis to measure the potential for diverting highway truck movements to rail intermodal service. The model runs off of truck flow data inputs and can determine if rail intermodal can capture traffic from the ubiquitous 5-axle tractor-trailer following, for example, rail service improvements that lower shipper/receiver logistics costs. Such improvements can make rail the more efficient provider and can be tested in the model. This report contains a detailed discussion and overview of the model structure and components.
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Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 2005-3
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer models; Computer program documentation; Costs; Decision making; Economic benefits; Freight transportation; Intermodal transportation; Logistics; Modal diversion; Mode choice; Policy analysis; Railroads; Trucking
- Uncontrolled Terms: Inventory cost model; Longhaul freight movement
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Motor Carriers; Policy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00987788
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 30 2005 12:00AM