Making Rail-Truck Intermodal Competitive

This research project will develop, explore, and analyze various strategies for increasing the market share of truck-rail intermodal, especially in: 1) shipment distance below 600 miles, and/or 2) selected markets defined by commodity groups and O-D pairs. Identifying the markets in which rail-truck intermodal is successfully competing may illustrate characteristics that can be exploited in order to shift more freight shipments from the highway network onto rail thereby reducing congestion and environmental impacts. This project strives to identify trends and market niches for truck-rail intermodal by examining the relationship between the characteristics of commodities and market segments that include: origin-destination, shipping distance, and value.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $98188.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 02-28

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Illinois, Chicago

    Urban Transportation Center
    412 Peoria Street, Suite 340
    Chicago, IL  United States  60607-7036
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kawamura, Kazuya

  • Start Date: 20071001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23606

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01468309
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 02-28
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:48PM