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Preliminary Intermodal Data Inventory

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 1993
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Databases, Intermodal Facilities, Intermodal Equipment
ABSTRACT: [From the Introduction] One of the duties of the Office of Intermodalism, specified in Title V of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), is the development of an intermodal transportation data base. Section 5001(c) of the ISTEA states: "(4) INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION DATA BASE. - The Director shall develop, maintain, and disseminate intermodal transportation data through the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The Director shall coordinate the collection of data for the data base with the States and metropolitan planning organizations. The, database shall include - (A) information on the volume of goods and number of people carried in intermodal transportation by relevant classification; (B) information on patterns of movement of goods and people carried in intermodal transportation by relevant classification in terms of origin and destination; and (C) information on public and private investment in intermodal transportation facilities and services. The Director shall make information from the data base available to the public."