Origin-to-Destination Performance for General Merchandise Traffic Moving to or from Short Line Railroads

Since nearly 40% of rail freight traffic, other than coal or intermodal, originates or terminates on short lines, the service provided to short line customers is indicative of the service provided to rail customers in general. For a representative set of moves to or from short lines, the average trip time was 7.3 days with a standard deviation of about two days, which is similar to service levels documented in prior studies. A research program involving Class I railroads, short lines, customers, and public agencies would help develop effective strategies for improving service and equipment utilization for general merchandise freight.


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Issue Date:
2007
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/206894
Published in:
Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Volume 46, Number 3
Page range:
50-68
Total Pages:
19




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