Economic and Transportation Factors for Locating Freight Intermodal and Warehouse Distribution Facilities

<div><font size="3">Public officials at the state and local level are frequently called on to consider the siting of inland ports, freight intermodal terminals, and warehouse distribution centers.<span>   Deciding to pursue these facilities as economic development generators, as a supporting function for current businesses, or in response to outside proposals without fully understanding the transportation, community and economic consequences</span>--both positive and negative--is not an uncommon issue. This has led to public officials expending time and resources on flawed strategies to attract facilities and incorrectly reacting to facility proposals. This can ultimately lead to inefficient transportation systems, negative community perceptions, and failed economic development strategies.<span>   In order for these facilities to be considered viable and positive community assets, public sector decision makers require an understanding of many factors to make sound decisions on whether to purse such facilities, or if they are approached about such facilities, what they need to consider when analyzing their possible locations. </span></font><font size="3">The objective of this research is to provide public sector practitioners in both the transportation and economic development fields with an understanding of key transportation and economic-related factors and strategies that must be considered when building intermodal terminals and warehouse distribution facilities.</font></div>


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 23

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    National Cooperative Freight Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Start Date: 20090301
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21211

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462195
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 23
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:59PM