Rail Freight Solutions to Roadway Congestion

Rail Freight Solutions to Roadway Congestion

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This report presents guidance on evaluating the potential feasibility, cost, and benefits of investing in rail freight solutions to alleviate highway congestion from heavy truck traffic. An extensive research effort is documented and accompanied by a set of guidelines that present a three-phased approach to evaluating rail freight solutions: preliminary assessment, detailed analysis, and decision making. This report will be useful for transportation planners in state and regional transportation agencies, freight planners in private transportation companies, and senior decision makers who control the funding andimplementation of transportation investments.The value of the highway traveler benefit for all car and truck travelers who remain highway users is calculated as the ... Results of highway models can be translated into dollar values, using values as shown in the AASHTO Red Book or usinganbsp;...

Title:Rail Freight Solutions to Roadway Congestion
Author:Joseph Bryan, Glen Elliot Weisbrod, Carl Douglas Martland
Publisher:Transportation Research Board - 2007-01-01


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