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Author Kawamura, Kazuya ♦ Mcneil, Sue
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Freight Movement ♦ Urban Transportation Center ♦ Upper Midwest ♦ Market Segment ♦ Key Finding ♦ Freight Transportation ♦ Midwestern Region University Transportation Center ♦ International Freight ♦ Multi-state Freight Study ♦ Critical Corridor ♦ Upper Midwest Region ♦ Past Decade Significant Resource ♦ Commodity Type ♦ Cross-border Traffic ♦ Overall Movement ♦ Various Secondary Data Set
Abstract This paper describes freight movements in the Upper Midwest. The study was undertaken as a part of a multi-state freight study conducted by a team led by the Midwestern Region University Transportation Center at the University of Wisconsin. Using various secondary data sets, the analyses provide a picture of how goods move to, from and within the region to better understand the freight transportation needs in the corridor. The paper discusses key findings from the research including: the role of the Upper Midwest region with respect to the overall movements of freight in the U.S., characteristics of "market segments " for freight defined by origin-destination and commodity types, the factors that create market segments, impact of cross-border traffic, and implications for The Upper Midwest serves as a critical corridor for domestic and international freight moving in all directions. Over the past decade significant resources have been focused on the bottlenecks in and around Chicago 1 without understanding freight movements in the context of the larger corridor. These freight movements are increasing and are projected
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
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Learning Resource Type Article