COST MODELS FOR COAL TRANSPORTATION BY COMMON CARRIER
Cost and capacity analyses have determined that certain railroad networks can satisfy the increased coal demand projected by utilities only with increased investment or at a cost for rerouting. Need for investment underscores the need for adequate coal revenues. Three computerized coal transportation cost models were developed: One for all-rail; one for inland waterway, Great Lakes and coastal transportation; and one for combined rail/barge transport with intermediate transfer. A "worst case" situation with coal traffic by 1985 up over 150 percent over 1973 and a 30 percent growth of other traffic would overload many network links.
Manalytics, Incorporated625 Third Street
San Francisco, CA USA 94107
- White, S J
- HYNES, J P
- Publication Date: 1979-3
- Pagination: 130 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Barge operations; Coal; Coal industry; Costs; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Mathematical models; Network analysis (Planning); Operations; Planning; Railroad facility operations; Unit trains
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Line capacity
- Geographic Terms: Appalachia; Great Lakes; Western States
- Old TRIS Terms: Operations planning
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Finance; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00196364
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPRI-EA-675 Proj 866Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM