C-TIP technologies that eliminate empty back-haul movements at regional intermodal freight transfer facilities have potential to generate benefits equivalent to eliminating 245,000 personal vehicle trips annually.
Kansas City's experience with intermodal freight
Using C-TIP technologies such as Intermodal Move Exchange (IMEX), drivers were able to maximize loaded moves and minimize unloaded moves by coordinating drop-offs, pick-ups, and delivery schedules between rail and trucking. By encouraging a higher percentage of loaded truck trips (which generate more revenue for carriers) and fewer bobtail and empty movements, C-TIP was projected to have the following impacts.
- Reduce intermodal freight trips by 22 percent in the Kansas City metropolitan area, with reductions of up to 26 percent for the local carriers of Greer, Mid Cities, and ITS.
- Reduce cross-town and local delivery truck trips in the Kansas City metropolitan area by 1,570 per week, or almost 82,000 annually.
- Provide benefits that are equivalent to eliminating nearly 245,000 personal vehicle trips annually.
- Reduce annual truck vehicle miles traveled by more than three million.
Published By: Intermodal Freight Technology Working Group (IFTWG)
Prepared by Delcan for the IFTWG
Source Date: October 2007URL: http://www.ctip-us.com/ctip_files/Final%20Report%20-%20C-TIP%20TDM%20Case%20Study%20v5%2010-12-07.pdf
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