Volume IV documents analysis of current intermodal system and equipment characteristics; identification of institutional, regulatory, and operational constraints to intermodal freight service; discussion of problems and opportunities; and identification of appropriate goals and objectives for an improved intermodal system; development of an evaluation methodology to compare alternative systems: selection of appropriate evaluation factors and criteria, and recommendation of relative weights to be assigned to each evaluation factor and criteria; identification of improved and innovative technological components for intermodal freight movement, technological assessment of each component, synthesis of components into subsystems (pick-up and delivery, terminal, and line-haul), analysis at the subsystem level, and development of technologically compatible systems; and, final evaluation of alternative technological systems with respect to economics, service, operational impact, technological considerations, and social implications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Battelle Columbus Labs., OH., Banks (R. L.) and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC. and Boeing Computer Services, Inc., Arlington, VA. See also PB-282370 and PB-286036.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Banks (RL) and Associates, Incorporated

    900 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006

    Boeing Computer Services Incorporated

    7598 Colshire Drive
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hill, D
    • Leilich, R
    • Elliff, A
    • Morice, W
    • Edsforth, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 468 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/24.IV Final Rpt., 289-53177-VOL-4
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-749-4273
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1979 12:00AM