Analyzing the transportation impacts of increased coal haulage: Two case studies

Terry L. Friesz, Joel Gottfried, Roger L. Tobin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Because of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA) and other supporting legislation, one of the goals of U.S. national energy policy has been significantly increased coal utilization. How this increased usage will impact the U.S. freight transportation system is a matter of concern to carriers, coal shippers of other commodities, and federal, state, and local governments. This paper reports a methodology and results of studies that analyze these impacts through the use of a freight network equilibrium model (FNEM). The model is the first to explicitly represent both sets of primary decision makers in freight transportation, namely the carriers and the shippers of freight. The model is described, and model results for two case studies are presented. In the first, the cumulative transportation impacts of switching 42 power plants in the northeastern United States from oil or natural gas to coal are studied. The second is a similar study of conversion to coal of 14 powerplants in Florida. Results include coal source identification, coal source to powerplant routings, congestion levels, and rate estimates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-525
Number of pages21
JournalTransportation Research Part A: General
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1983

Fingerprint

haulage
coal
Coal
Freight transportation
power plant
Energy policy
energy policy
transportation system
federal state
equilibrium model
natural gas
congestion
routing
commodity
local government
decision maker
Natural gas
Power plants
legislation
utilization

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

Cite this

@article{8f9d3797fa214131991f5f2665c2e0d3,
title = "Analyzing the transportation impacts of increased coal haulage: Two case studies",
abstract = "Because of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA) and other supporting legislation, one of the goals of U.S. national energy policy has been significantly increased coal utilization. How this increased usage will impact the U.S. freight transportation system is a matter of concern to carriers, coal shippers of other commodities, and federal, state, and local governments. This paper reports a methodology and results of studies that analyze these impacts through the use of a freight network equilibrium model (FNEM). The model is the first to explicitly represent both sets of primary decision makers in freight transportation, namely the carriers and the shippers of freight. The model is described, and model results for two case studies are presented. In the first, the cumulative transportation impacts of switching 42 power plants in the northeastern United States from oil or natural gas to coal are studied. The second is a similar study of conversion to coal of 14 powerplants in Florida. Results include coal source identification, coal source to powerplant routings, congestion levels, and rate estimates.",
author = "Friesz, {Terry L.} and Joel Gottfried and Tobin, {Roger L.}",
year = "1983",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1016/0191-2607(83)90170-X",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "17",
pages = "505--525",
journal = "Transportation Research, Part A: Policy and Practice",
issn = "0965-8564",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "6",

}

Analyzing the transportation impacts of increased coal haulage : Two case studies. / Friesz, Terry L.; Gottfried, Joel; Tobin, Roger L.

In: Transportation Research Part A: General, Vol. 17, No. 6, 11.1983, p. 505-525.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Analyzing the transportation impacts of increased coal haulage

T2 - Two case studies

AU - Friesz, Terry L.

AU - Gottfried, Joel

AU - Tobin, Roger L.

PY - 1983/11

Y1 - 1983/11

N2 - Because of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA) and other supporting legislation, one of the goals of U.S. national energy policy has been significantly increased coal utilization. How this increased usage will impact the U.S. freight transportation system is a matter of concern to carriers, coal shippers of other commodities, and federal, state, and local governments. This paper reports a methodology and results of studies that analyze these impacts through the use of a freight network equilibrium model (FNEM). The model is the first to explicitly represent both sets of primary decision makers in freight transportation, namely the carriers and the shippers of freight. The model is described, and model results for two case studies are presented. In the first, the cumulative transportation impacts of switching 42 power plants in the northeastern United States from oil or natural gas to coal are studied. The second is a similar study of conversion to coal of 14 powerplants in Florida. Results include coal source identification, coal source to powerplant routings, congestion levels, and rate estimates.

AB - Because of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA) and other supporting legislation, one of the goals of U.S. national energy policy has been significantly increased coal utilization. How this increased usage will impact the U.S. freight transportation system is a matter of concern to carriers, coal shippers of other commodities, and federal, state, and local governments. This paper reports a methodology and results of studies that analyze these impacts through the use of a freight network equilibrium model (FNEM). The model is the first to explicitly represent both sets of primary decision makers in freight transportation, namely the carriers and the shippers of freight. The model is described, and model results for two case studies are presented. In the first, the cumulative transportation impacts of switching 42 power plants in the northeastern United States from oil or natural gas to coal are studied. The second is a similar study of conversion to coal of 14 powerplants in Florida. Results include coal source identification, coal source to powerplant routings, congestion levels, and rate estimates.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0020846274&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0020846274&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0191-2607(83)90170-X

DO - 10.1016/0191-2607(83)90170-X

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0020846274

VL - 17

SP - 505

EP - 525

JO - Transportation Research, Part A: Policy and Practice

JF - Transportation Research, Part A: Policy and Practice

SN - 0965-8564

IS - 6

ER -