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  United States  20418

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  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