FREIGHT TERMINAL CHARACTERISTICS RELATED TO GROUND TRANSPORTATION ACCESS

DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF ST. LOUIS AREA FREIGHT TERMINAL (TRUCK TERMINALS AND TRAILER-ON-FLAT-CAR TERMINALS) CHARACTERISTICS WHICH RELATE TO HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION DEMAND: TRUCK TRAFFIC GENERATION, TRUCK TRAFFIC PEAKING, AND TRUCK AND AUTO PARKING REQUIREMENTS ARE DISCUSSED. FREIGHT TERMINAL CHARACTERISTICS AS TYPE OF OPERATIONS, FUNCTION OF TERMINAL WITHIN THE FREIGHT LINE, FACILITIES ON THE TERMINAL SITE, COMMODITIES HANDLED, SIZE OF OPERATION, AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ARE IMPORTANT IN PREDICTING THE TRANSPORTATION DEMAND CHARACTERISTICS. CONSEQUENTLY, AN EXISTING TERMINAL'S OR A PROPOSED TERMINAL'S IMPACT ON THE EXISTING STREET SYSTEM CAN BE DETERMINED OR THE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN TERMINAL AND TERMINAL AREA CHARACTERISTICS ON ACCESS NEEDS AND THE STREET SYSTEM CAN BE ANALYZED. LIKEWISE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE WHAT EFFECT A CHANGE IN THE HIGHWAY SYSTEM MAY HAVE ON TERMINAL AND TERMINAL AREA CHARACTERISTICS. FREIGHT TERMINALS LOCATE WITHIN THE ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA FOR ECONOMICAL REASONS. THESE LOCATION ATTRIBUTES DEFINE ZONING CONTROLS NECESSARY TO MAKE DESIRABLE FREIGHT TERMINAL SITES AVAILABLE TO TERMINAL OPERATORS AND LAND ACTIVITY MORE COMPATIBLE WITH THE HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 

    Crawford, Bunte, Roden, Inc.

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  • Publication Date: 1970-1

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  • Accession Number: 00201898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 62pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1970 12:00AM