In the belief that a prototype intermodal service is crucial to the development of a national intermodal network, the Bureau of Science and Technology of the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce has been planning the Transcommonwealth Piggyback Demonstration Project. This has been developed to the point where it can be brought to operating status relatively quickly with a modest investment and will be of substantial value to federal rail planners. This paper presents the need for such a project, plans for providing a reasonable approximation of network-type service, potential value in terms of operating data obtained and momentum created for the development of a national network, and costs of carrying out the demonstration. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 69-71
  • Monograph Title: Rail planning
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  • Accession Number: 00184693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026857
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM