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dc.contributor.authorPagano, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorOgard, Libby
dc.contributor.authorBausano, Jason
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, R. Christopher
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T19:27:24Z
dc.date.available2011-07-27T19:27:24Z
dc.date.issued2008-01
dc.identifier.otherTRID:01100233en
dc.identifier.otherOCLC:226237506en
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/53909
dc.description83 p.en
dc.description.abstractThe loss of rail network infrastructure and rail service throughout the U.S. has in most instances resulted in the modal shift of rail freight to truck. Rail freight converted to truck may have significant impact on pavement maintenance costs and activities due to the increased highway traffic volumes. This study investigated three short-line rail routes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and determined the potential impact of diverting rail freight flows to truck. A freight flow analysis was undertaken to illustrate the new truck flows by highway classification and usage. The highway route current conditions and asset management techniques were documented. A pavement maintenance model was created to determine the incremental maintenance costs per ton-mile if additional freight moved over various classes of highway and the resulting impact on highway funding.en
dc.publisherMidwest Regional University Transportation Centeren
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMRUTC;06-03
dc.subjectTraffic volumeen
dc.subjectOperating costsen
dc.subjectPavement maintenanceen
dc.subjectFreight trafficen
dc.subjectTruckingen
dc.subjectShort line railroadsen
dc.subjectModal shiften
dc.titleRail to truck modal shift: impact of increased freight traffic on pavement maintenance costsen
dc.typeTechnical Reporten


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