PLANNING FOR FREIGHT FACILITIES

THIS IS A PROJECT STATEMENT ESTABLISHING THE IMPORTANCE OF GOODS MOVEMENT TO AN URBAN ECONOMY. IT DISCUSSES THE PROBLEMS AS DEFINED BY PLANNERS, SHIPPERS, CONSUMERS, AND CARRIERS AND DEFINES THE STUDY METHOD TO BE USED BY THE CATS IN BUILDING A REGIONAL FREIGHT PLANNING PROGRAM. THE PLANNING PROGRAM ADOPTED CONSISTS OF A SHORT RANGE FACILITY ORIENTED STUDY AND A LONG RANGE COMMODITY/VEHICLE FLOW ORIENTED STUDY. THE APPROACH IS BASED ON THE USE OF THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS AS EMPLOYED IN HIGHWAY AND MASS TRANSIT PLANNING -- WITH VARIATIONS TO ACCOUNT FOR UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF GOODS FLOW. THE WHOLE PROGRAM -- SHORT AND LONG -- CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF PROCEDURAL BUILDING BLOCKS. THE PROGRAM CREATES A REGIONAL FORMAT FOR ORIENTING SMALL RESEARCH EFFORTS TOWARD PLANNING GOALS. APPENDIX MATERIAL CONSISTS OF QUESTIONAIRES USED IN THE SHORT RANGE INVENTORIES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • APPS
  • Corporate Authors:

    Chicago Area Transportation Study

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Blaze, J R
    • Raasch, N
  • Publication Date: 1968-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1972 12:00AM