This study attempts to synthesize previous research in order to arrive at a simple way of identifying the factors important to rail-truck modal choice and to determine their critical values. Factors are considered which are not included in the theoretical approaches and which are lost in the aggregate data of the Census of Transportation. Two such are availability of rail service at origin and destination and a commodity's susceptibility to damage. Efforts have been made to eliminate the need to collect specific data regarding actual rates, transit times and reliability with distance being used as a surrogate for these values. Shipment size is taken as given but is not considered until a late stage of the analysis.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

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    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Stenger, A J
    • Cunningham, WHJ
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00180304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM