The introduction of double stack rail services opened up a variety of transportation options for shippers located in the North Eastern parts of the U.S. The availability of transcontinental double stack service from the Canadian West Coast has increased this option even further particularly because of a recent new service introduced by a small U.S. railroad company. The paper uses Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) methodology to provide a decision-making framework for the intermodal choices of shippers located in the region suitable for duplication elsewhere where similar options exist.
Kumar, Shashi N. & Rajan, Vijay. (2002). An analysis of intermodal transport carrier selection criteria for pacific-rim imports to New England. Journal of Transportation Management, 13(1), 19-27. doi: 10.22237/jotm/1017619440