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This report describes the results of a major transportation research study that was performed for the Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Public Works, and Water Management by the European-American Center for Policy Analysis (EAC), which is part of RAND. The study, called Freight Options for Road, Water, and Rail for the Dutch (FORWARD), examined the benefits and costs of a broad range of strategies for mitigating the negative impacts of the expected growth in road freight transport while retaining the economic benefits. The study was carried out during the two-year period from the end of 1992 through the end of 1994.

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