Accession Number : AD0726388

Title :   An Application of Discriminant Analysis to the Division of Traffic between Transport Modes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Antle, Lloyd G. ; Haynes, Richard W.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The report analyzes the division of coal traffic between rail and waterway modes in the upper Ohio region by means of discriminant analysis. Characteristics which explain choice of mode include annual and average shipment size, transport time and distance, transport rate, handling costs, and transport cost by alternative mode. A demand schedule for waterway transportation of coal was estimated on the basis of competitive conditions observed in 1969. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COAL, *TRANSPORTATION, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, RAILROADS, WATER TRAFFIC, DECISION MAKING, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL DATA.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE