Intermodal Transportation

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Intermodal Transportation by Mind Map: Intermodal Transportation

1. Management Issues (Lean modeling solutions)

1.1. Depending on page count: May include leadership principles, lean-6 modeling

1.2. Citation: Schiller, P. L., Kenworthy, J. R., & Bruun, E. C. (2010). An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning and Implementation. London: Routledge.

2. Introduce Innovative Measures

2.1. Electric Vehicles / Semi Trucks

2.2. Hyperloop Transport

2.3. Increased Containerization

2.4. Citation: Marshment, Richard. (2007). Transportation in the New Millennium: Transportation Planning Challenges and Opportunities. University of Oklahoma. Retrieved from:

2.5. Hybrid cars: Tesla semi-truck reveal set for September, pickup truck in a couple years (2017). Chatham: Newstex. Retrieved from

3. Conclusion

3.1. Restate Key concepts, environmental concerns, innovation/management applications.

4. Intro / Thesis

4.1. Without innovative leadership practices, the government and private sector will bottleneck future growth of the intermodal freight transportation systems and drive up operating costs within the network.

4.2. Today, freeways and interstates are incredibly congested with private and commercial vehicles. The growth rate and dependency for over-the-road transportation are placing an overwhelming burden on systems that are constructed and maintained via taxpayer dollars.

5. Key Concepts of the Intermodal Network

5.1. Explanation of the terms and ideology behind the system.

5.1.1. Over-the-Road transport

5.1.2. Rail

5.1.3. Air

5.1.4. Ship

5.1.5. Pipeline

5.2. Citation: Schmidt, G. & Wilhelm W. (1999). Strategic, Tactical and Operational Decisions in Multi-National Logistics Networks: A Review and Discussion of Modeling Issues. Retrieved from: Konings, R., Priemus, H., & Nijkamp, P. (2008). The future of intermodal freight transport: operations, design and policy. Retrieved from

6. Transportation Environmental Aspects

6.1. Effects of stand-alone modes / dependency of vehicles (semi-trucks)

6.1.1. Citation: Zaun, J. (2018). Trucking Emissions. Retrieved from Green Peace Corps:

6.1.2. Citation: Curtis, C., & Low, N. (2014). Institutional barriers to sustainable transport. Retrieved from