FORECASTS OF FREIGHT SYSTEM DEMAND AND RELATED RESEARCH NEEDS

The committee identified the need to improve the forecasting of demand for freight movement as a particularly pressing issue. The workshop brought together 120 participants who represented a broad range of active interests in freight movement and forecasting. The presentations and discussions of the plenary session were organized under the following headings: (1) Aggregate and Major Freight Category Demand Estimation; (2) Transportation Modeling and Freight Demand Trends; and (3) Corporate Planning--Major Freight Category Trends in Shipment of Manufactured and Bulk Commodities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Washington, DC. on June 12-13, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council

    Committee on Transportation, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20418

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 196 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-RSPA/DPB/50-7920
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-70001
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1980 12:00AM