ASSESSMENT OF FUTURE COAL MOVEMENT AND TRANSPORTATION: A JOINT NTPSC-DOE EFFORT
The National Transportation Policy Study Commission and the US DOE are conducting a study to assess transportation needs to 2000. A major factor in the study is the predicted movement of coal and the ability of the transportation system to handle it. We are conducting a modal comparison of coal movement which addresses the ability of truck, railroad, slurry pipeline, transmission line and waterborne movement of coal. Included in the study will be a consideration of the environmental regulations and impacts of the various transport modes, economic regulations of transport modes, and the relative costs of different modes in providing transport services. We are also taking a close look at the impacts of regulations on coal movement. Preliminary results show that as much as $800 billion may be needed by 1993 to pay for the required transportation system. Possible methods of financing are discussed.
- From Coal Transportation and Use in the Great Lakes region, Duluth, Minnesota, June 7, 1978.
Great Lakes Basin Commission,
- Wild, J
- Perkinson, D
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: p. 78-83
- TRT Terms: Capital; Coal; Coal industry; Competition; Environmental impacts; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Regulations; Traffic forecasting; Transportation modes
- Old TRIS Terms: Government regulations
- Subject Areas: Environment; Freight Transportation; Law; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00196923
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM