SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FOR INTERMODAL FREIGHT SYSTEMS. PHASE I, EXPLORATORY PLANNING. VOLUME II. TASK RESULTS

Volume II is a documentation 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; 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 subsystems 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:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-282 370. Prepared in cooperation with Whitten (Herbert O.) and Associates, Washington, DC., and General Motors Technical Center, Warren, MI. GM Transportation Systems Div.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kearney (AT) and Company, Incorporated

    100 South Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606

    Whitten (Herbert O) and Associates

    Annandale, VA  USA 

    General Motors Technical Center

    Warren, MI  USA  48090

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Best
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 822 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/24.II Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-748-4336
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM