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... 56 The picture that emerges from the research is that the transportation community does not have access to the freight cost data it needs to fulfill its obligation and mandate to increase the sustainability of transportation operations, maximize the economic contributions of the transportation system, steer the system toward increasing levels of safety and security, and define mechanisms to finance and maintain a state of good repair in the infrastructure. These efforts are hampered by a lack of freight cost data, data which is necessary to assess how policies and programs would impact the freight system, or predict how freight operators would react to public-sector policy, among other important considerations.
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... 57 only publicly available cost estimation models are the Uniform Rail Costing System (URCS) and the Intermodal Transportation and Inventory Cost Model (ITIC)

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