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Urban commodity flow; report of a conference held December 6-9, 1970.

Author: United States. Department of Transportation.; Canada. Ministry of Transport.
Publisher: Washington, Highway Research Board, National Research Council, 1971.
Series: Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board), 120.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summary:
The conference had three goals: (1) to define the issues and alternatives in urban commodity movement, (2) to synthesize and evaluate information already available relating to commodity flow, and (3) to develop approaches for predicting demand. 27 reports presented in five basic areas are included in this publication.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Kongress
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Department of Transportation.; Canada. Ministry of Transport.
ISBN: 0309019524 9780309019521
OCLC Number: 196451
Notes: "Sponsored by the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, under contract DOT-OS-00035, task order 2, and by the Canadian Ministry of Transport."
Description: 207 pages illustrations, maps 25 cm.
Contents: Summary of conference findings --
Summary of conference proceedings --
Commodity flow and urban transportation planning --
The interest of the U.S. Department of Transportation in urban goods movement --
Canadian federal government's role in transportation planning and urban goods movement --
Problems and issues in urban goods movement --
Structure and economics in intraurban goods movement --
Effects of governmental policy and programs on the industry --
Urban goods movements in Canada: Information sources and requirements --
State of research and data on urban goods movement at the local level --
Labor practices and problems in urban goods movement --
Improvements and innovations in urban goods movement --
Changing urban structure and its implications for terminals and pickup and delivery problems in metropolitan areas --
Terminal location and collection and distribution in the city center and suburban areas --
Changing structure of freight industry and need for changes in governmental policies and programs --
Future innovations and changing socioeconomic structure of the city --
Techniques for improving commodity flow by applying current knowledge and technology --
Demand forecasting and development of framework for analysis of urban commodity flow --
Appendices.
Series Title: Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board), 120.

Abstract:

The conference had three goals: (1) to define the issues and alternatives in urban commodity movement, (2) to synthesize and evaluate information already available relating to commodity flow, and (3) to develop approaches for predicting demand. 27 reports presented in five basic areas are included in this publication.

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