This study of transportation requirements for coal movements through 1985 is one of the series conducted for the U.S. Department of Transportation to identify and quantify future transportation requirements for energy materials. This report presents the results of the study. The primary objectives of the study were to develop a scenario for 1985 coal production and consumption and to project rail coal traffic volumes and equipment and facilities requirements consistent with the scenario. A second objective was to identify the planning processes used by the railroads to identify and prepare for future traffic. The third objective of the study was to identify potential constraints to the institutional issues impacting increases in rail coal traffic and the ability of the railroads to handle it profitably.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for U.S. DOT, Office of the Secretary, Asst Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Office of Intermodal Transportation, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Input Output Computer Services Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Witten, J M
    • Desai, S A
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 166 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Office of the Secretary of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-78-20 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1282
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM