Land Use Implication of Urban Intermodal Operations

by Richard A. Staley, R.A. Staley Consulting, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Goods Transportation in Urban Areas


In order to efficiently handle freight in an urban/suburban environment requires a working combination of roads and facilities, both of which consume land. Land in turn is one of the most precious commodities associated with any urban/suburban locale. All parties at interest -- government, developers and the general public -- have the stated goal of using land for what is considered the highest or best purpose. However, each named interest group's perception of just what constitutes that highest purpose is often far different.

Subject Headings: Land use | Freight terminals | Highways and roads | Government | Zoning | Freight transportation

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