THE INTERSTATE COMMERCIAL ZONE: AN INDUSTRIAL LOCATION FACTOR

"IF A DESIRED LOCATION (ON BASIS OF RATE STRUCTURE, TYPE OF VEHICLE, TRANSPORT COSTS, AND OTHER LOCATIONAL FACTORS) IS NOT A SITE THAT IS INCLUDED IN A CARRIER'S RANGE OF OPERATION IT SIMPLY CANNOT BE SERVED." THIS APPLIES TO ALL SITES OUTSIDE THE INTERSTATE COMMERCIAL ZONE - THE AREA WITHIN AND CONTIGUOUS TO A MUNICIPALITY, IN AND THROUGH WHICH COMMON AND CONTRACT CARRIERS OF PROPERTY CAN PROVIDE SERVICE FREE OF ICC REGULATIONS GOVERNING MOVEMENTS AND COMMODITIES CARRIED. THIS PAPER OFFERS AN EXPLANATION AND CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT METHODS THE ICC USES TO DETERMINE THE BOUNDARY OF THE IC ZONE. THE POPULATION DISTANCE FORMULA (SAN FRANCISCO EXAMPLE) AND ZONES INDIVIDUALLY DEFINED BY THE ICC (CHICAGO EXAMPLE) ARE SHOWN TO BE DISCRIMINATORY. THE PAPER SUGGESTS NEW METHODS OF DELIMITATION THAT COULD BE QUICKLY AND INEXPENSIVELY IMPLEMENTED BY THE ICC AND COULD RECTIFY PRESENT INEQUITIES BY PROVIDING FOR SIMPLE EXTENSIONS TO THE ZONE BOUNDARIES WHEN REASONABLE REQUESTS ARE SUBMITTED FOR JURISDICTION. THESE WOULD BE BASED ON STANDARD METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS TO MEET PROBLEMS OF DENSITY INEQUITY. THE URBANIZED AREA METHOD IS SHOWN TO BE PREFERABLE FOR THE CHICAGO EXAMPLE.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 107-12
  • Serial:
    • Land Economics
    • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
    • ISSN: 0023-7639

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1972 12:00AM