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Rail Short Haul Intermodal Case Studies: Industry Context Issues

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 2003
AUTHOR: Christina Casgar, DavidDeBoer & David Parkinson
OFFICE: RPD
SUBJECT: Best Practices
KEYWORDS: Rail Short Haul Intermodal Case Studies: Industry Context Issues
ABSTRACT: The objective of this report is to provide an industry context for public officials who are interested in rail short haul intermodal corridors and to offer a template for analyzing related costs and benefits. Public agency analysis and investment in short haul corridors present a fundamentally new sort of challenge for public sector transportation planners. Therefore the background material and the case studies open the door to a number of short haul intermodal issues, which are subject to an increasing level of state and local attention. Not only are rail intermodal issues producing state and local impacts but state and local responses will produce impacts on the nation’s future freight capacity. Four major themes are developed in this study.
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