Title

PERCEIVED BENEFITS OF IMPROVED INFORMATION EXCHANGE: A CASE STUDY ON RAIL AND INTERMODAL TRNASPORTS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2004

Subject Area

infrastructure - vehicle, planning - signage/information, economics - benefits, technology - intelligent transport systems, mode - rail

Keywords

Sweden, RTI, Road transport informatics, Railways, Railroads, IVHS, ITS (Intelligent transportation systems), Intermodal transportation, Intermodal systems, Intelligent vehicle highway systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Information dissemination, Freight transportation, Economic benefits, Case studies, ATT, Advanced transport telematics

Abstract

Interest in achieving more effective railway freight transport in Europe and increasing the railways' market share has grown in recent years. The use of railroads is, however, often highly complex in many aspects and must become more flexible and reliable if it will be able to compete with other transport modes. A study was conducted to investigate if and how improved information exchange between Banverket, Sweden's National Rail Administration, and its customers can facilitate use of Swedish railway freight transport. The main aim of this work was to identify the customers' needs for improved exchange as well as to understand how they would benefit from it. Results show that the accessibility to information has a significant impact on the planning process and that there already exists substantial information that will benefit the customers if synthesized and made available.

Comments

Research in Transportation Economics Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/07398859