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Accession Number PB2013-102796
Title Synthesis of Port Related Freight Improvement Studies: Technical Report.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 38p
Personal Author G. Larson K. F. Turnbull P. Lasley
Abstract This project was undertaken to assist in identifying landside transportation projects that will better position the state of Texas to benefit from the expansion of the Panama Canal through increases in exports and imports. Studies and plans over the past 10 years have examined different aspects of the freight system in the state, including ports, railroads, highways, and intermodal facilities. This project summarizes the key elements addressed in these previous studies, especially those related to landside access to ports. The results of this review were summarized and a searchable Excel spreadsheet was developed containing information on the identified landside access projects. The spreadsheet includes information on the project type, the issues addressed, estimated cost, funding sources, and other related characteristics.
Keywords Cargo transportation
Freight transportation
Intermodal transportation systems
International trade
Panama Canal
Rail transportation

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
Texas Transportation Institute Texas A&M University
NTIS Subject Category 85G - Marine & Waterway Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
96C - International Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author Texas Transportation Inst., College Station.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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