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Title: Freight transportation demand elasticities: a geographic multimodal transportation network analysis
Authors: Beuthe, M
JOURQUIN, Bart
Geerts, JF
Ha, CKAN
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Citation: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E-LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW, 37(4). p. 253-266
Abstract: This paper presents direct and cross-elasticity estimates of the demands for three freight transportation modes: rail, road and inland waterways. They are computed for 10 different categories of goods with a detailed multimodal network model of Belgian freight transports. The model, which minimises the generalised cost of transportation tasks defined by O-D matrices, assigns traffic flows to the different modes, transport means and routes. Successive simulations with different relative costs permit the computation of specific are-elasticities. In contrast with the usual methodologies, the present methodology is not based on a statistical analysis of disaggregate data on actual modal choices and transport tariffs. This is a particularly useful feature since such data are mostly not: available for freight transports in Europe. Furthermore, it fully takes into account the detailed characteristics of the network, all available routes and combinations of modes, as well as the specific localisation of activities within the network. Its estimates are compared with previously published estimates, and, in particular, with Abdelwahab's results published (1998) in this journal. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: Fac Univ Catholiques Mons, GTM, B-7000 Mons, Belgium. Limburgs Univ Ctr, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. STRATEC SA, B-1030 Brussels, Belgium.Beuthe, M, Fac Univ Catholiques Mons, GTM, 151 Chaussee de Binche, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2784
DOI: 10.1016/S1366-5545(00)00022-3
ISI #: 000168506000001
ISSN: 1366-5545
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2002
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