PHASE 1: DEFINITION OF INTERCITY TRANSPORTATION COMPARISON FRAMEWORK. VOLUME 1: SUMMARY

A unified framework for comparing intercity passenger and freight transportation systems is presented. Composite measures for cost, service/demand, energy, and environmental impact were determined. A set of 14 basic measures were articulated to form the foundation for computing the composite measures. A parameter dependency diagram, constructed to explicitly interrelate the composite and basic measures is discussed. Ground rules and methodology for developing the values of the basic measures are provided and the use of the framework with existing cost and service data is illustrated for various freight systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Operations Research, Incorporated

    1400 Spring Street
    Silver Spring, MD  USA  20910
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-19

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-152152-V-1 Final Rpt., ORI-TR-1298-V-2
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-9815
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM