Economic Impact of Alternative Downtown UGM Strategies

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by Carol H. Walters, Texas A&M Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Goods Transportation in Urban Areas

Abstract: In downtown Dallas, four strategies have been tested: consolidated public truck terminals; provision of off-street loading space in individual buildings, under ordinance; curb space management regulations; and, before planning began in earnest, a minimum of regulations. This paper assesses the impacts upon each affected group: the public sector, carriers, shippers and receivers, and building owners and managers. The analysis provides a useful set of criteria for determining the most cost-effective approach to facilitating this vital process.

Subject Headings: Trucks | Business districts | Vehicle loads | Space construction | Economic factors | Load tests | Load factors |

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