The solution to intermodal rail gridlock

Sigman, Scott J.
May 2003
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);5/12/2003, Vol. 4 Issue 19, p38
Highlights solutions to problems with the intermodal rail system in the U.S. Characteristics of public investments in rail networks; Report of the Intermodal Association of North America on intermodal traffic; Objective of the Alameda Corridor; Calculation of the Chicago Area Transportation Study on intermodal cargo in Chicago, Illinois.


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