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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.


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Description 1 online resource (163 pages)
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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 Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-124).
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Subject Freight and freightage -- United States.
Freight and freightage -- United States -- Forecasting.
Transport de marchandises -- États-Unis.
Transport de marchandises -- États-Unis -- Prévision.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
Freight and freightage. (OCoLC)fst00934154
Freight and freightage -- Forecasting. (OCoLC)fst00934174
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Van Roo, Ben D.
Yoho, Keenan D.
Other Form: 9780833047489
ISBN 9780833048998 (electronic bk.)
0833048996 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051324592
DEBBG BV042970130
DEBSZ 396322905
DEBSZ 421916362
GBVCP 1008653322
AU@ 000055216120

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