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Inland Ports Robert Harrison Center for Transportation Research The University of Texas at Austin Background Inland Ports appear early 1990s River and land border gateways State DOT planning not capturing transportation impacts Literature Wide variety of sites terms and modes No theory contextual Most information from promoters Difficulty in establishing Inland Ports Alliance Fort Worth Alliance a promoters dream Air dedicated freight Interstate truck and Intermodal BNSF Staged success Unfortunately unique 99 000 SF Available Corporate Growth 99 000 SF Available Corporate Growth 2004 Alliance Economic Impact 2 97 Billion 3 500 000 000 3 000 000 000 2 500 000 000 2 000 000 000 1 500 000 000 1 000 000 000 500 000 000 0 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 Economic Impact to North Texas Economic Impact Capital Investment Private Public Property Taxes 1990 2004 Square footage developed 1990 2004 Jobs 1990 September 2005 2 97 billion 5 5 billion 0 3 billion 384 million 24 million 24 000 Heartland Corridor Route Next Day Service to Columbus Reduce Transit to Chicago by 1 Day Will Shave Approx 225 Route Miles Off Each Container Move to Chicago Greater Efficiencies High Speed Double Stack Current DS Route Secondary DS Route Current Single Stack Route Port Heartland High Speed Doublestack Corridor Workshop Inland Ports are difficult to implement If successful even if stages they create a number of economic benefits Land use impacts potentially beneficial Typology transfer market portal transportation hub link Explore links to geographic methods

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