Assessing energy, environmental, and economic tradeoffs in intermodal freight transportation

Show simple item record Winebrake, James Corbett, James Falzarano, Aaron Hawker, J. Scott Korfmacher, Karl Ketha, Sai Zilora, Steve 2008-12-02T16:00:47Z 2008-12-02T16:00:47Z 2008-07
dc.identifier.citation ISSN:1047-3289 J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc. 58:1004–1013 DOI:10.3155/1047-3289.58.8.1004 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents an energy and environmental network analysis model to explore tradeoffs associated with freight transport. The geospatial model uses an intermodal network built by the authors to connect various modes (rail, road, water) via intermodal terminals. Routes along the network are characterized not only by temporal and distance attributes, but also by cost, energy, and emissions attributes (including emissions of carbon dioxide, particulate matter, sulfur oxides, volatile organic compounds, and oxides of nitrogen). Decision-makers can use the model to explore tradeoffs among alternative route selection across different modal combinations, and to identify optimal routes for objectives that feature energy and environmental parameters (e.g., minimize carbon dioxide emissions). The model is demonstrated with three case studies of freight transport along the U.S. eastern seaboard. en_US
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dc.publisher Air & Waste Management Association en_US
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dc.subject Environmental aspects
dc.subject Freight transport
dc.subject Geospatial model
dc.title Assessing energy, environmental, and economic tradeoffs in intermodal freight transportation en_US
dc.type Article en_US College of Liberal Arts
dc.description.department Department of Science Technology & Society/Public Policy

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