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.This trend toward metropolitan areas is partially responsible for increasing urban traffic (vehicle-miles traveled) and congestion levels. ... The opportunity cost of land in the downtown is clearly extremely high, and not all of Chicagoa#39;s downtown freight ... State Main Manufacturers Numbers Employed Year Alabama Honda, Hyundai, Daimler Chrysler (Mercedes-Benz) ... 87, 659 2003 Mississippi Nissan 30, 000 n/a South Carolina BMW 42, 000 2001 Tennessee General Motors (Saturn), anbsp;...
|Title||:||Rail Freight Solutions to Roadway Congestion|
|Author||:||Joseph Bryan, Glen Elliot Weisbrod, Carl Douglas Martland|
|Publisher||:||Transportation Research Board - 2007-01-01|