THE ECONOMICS OF A RATIONAL URBAN PICK-UP AND DELIVERY SYSTEM

THIS REPORT PRESENTS DETAILS OF A SYSTEM OF CONSOLIDATED TERMINALS TO SERVE LOWER MANHATTAN. COSTS OF PRESENT SYSTEM AND OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM ARE STATED TO SHOW SAVINGS. THE SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED FOR SINGLE UNIT VEHICLES MAKING MULTIPLE PICK-UPS AND DELIVERIES EXCEPT FOR NEWSPAPERS, GARBAGE, PETROLEUM, SERVICE VEHICLES AND VENDING MACHINE SERVICING. THE MODEL ASSUMES: (1) ROUTE PATTERNS CAN BE ARRANGED TO SERVE CONSECUTIVE ADDRESSES TO ENABLE TWICE AS MANY CUSTOMERS TO BE SERVED; (2) A LESS-THAN-TRUCKLOAD SORTING TERMINAL CAN BE ESTABLISHED IN THE CENTER OF EACH CLUSTER; (3) INTER-CLUSTER MOVEMENT FROM TERMINAL TO TERMINAL TAKES PLACE IN 12 TON LOADS. SAVINGS ARE ESTIMATED AT 4% ON TERMINAL, 20% ON INTER- CLUSTER, 61% REDUCTION IN VEHICLE HOURS OF SINGLE-UNIT TRAFFIC, 50% REDUCTON IN TERMINAL TRAFFIC AND 99% REDUCTION IN INTER-CLUSTER OR LINE HAUL.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • INT TECH REPT 4147-2480
  • Corporate Authors:

    Tri-State Transportation Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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  • Accession Number: 00202186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1972 12:00AM