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Author Hillestad, R. J. (Richard John), 1942-
Title Fast-forward : key issues in modernizing the U.S. freight transportation system for future economic growth / Richard Hillestad, Ben D. Van Roo, Keenan D. Yoho.
Imprint Santa Monica : RAND Corp., 2009.

Author Hillestad, R. J. (Richard John), 1942-
Subject Freight and freightage -- United States.
Freight and freightage -- United States -- Forecasting.
Alt Name Van Roo, Ben D.
Yoho, Keenan D.
Description 1 online resource (163 pages)
Summary Efficient movement of freight within the United States and across its borders is a critical enabler of future U.S. economic growth. The authors provide an overview of the freight-transportation system and the problems it faces, concluding with a discussion of key system-modernization issues, including increasing capacity, making the system less vulnerable to disruption, addressing environmental concerns, and building support for funding.
Contents Introduction -- Approach and interview summary -- Evolution and state of the U.S. freight-transportation system -- Determinants of highway, rail, and port capacity -- Overarching issues for improving freight transportation and implications for policy.
Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE -- Introduction; Freight-Transportation Issues; The Questions We Addressed; CHAPTER TWO -- Approach and Interview Summary; Literature Review; Stakeholder Interviews; Meta-Analysis of Existing Studies; CHAPTER THREE -- Evolution and State of the U.S. Freight-Transportation System; Most Freight Movement Is Domestic; Most Freight Is Moved by Truck; Freight Ton-Miles Are Distributed Nearly Equally on Railways and Highways.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-124).
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified. star
ISBN 9780833048998 (electronic bk.)
0833048996 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 536286192
Additional Format 9780833047489

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