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Accession Number PB2013-101870
Title Transportation Impacts of the Chicago River Closure to Prevent an Asian Carp Infestation.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 34p
Personal Author A. Strong L. Salvatore N. Sikka
Abstract This project develops a simple linear programming model of the Upper Midwest regions rail transportation network to test whether a closure of the Chicago River to freight traffic would impact the capacity constraint of the rail system. The result suggest that the rail network in the Upper Midwest regions are nowhere near approaching capacity and that a closure would have little impact on the rail network. Two noteworthy sets of commodities may be adversely affected, cereal grains and other agricultural product and gravel and crushed stone.
Keywords Chicago River
Freight traffic
Rail closures
Rail system
Rail transportation
Transportation impacts
Upper Midwest regions

Source Agency N/A
NTIS Subject Category 43G - Transportation
85I - Railroad Transportation
Corporate Author Nebraska Univ.-Lincoln. Mid-America Transportation Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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