Technical Reports

High Speed Ground Transportation Alternatives Study

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1973
AUTHOR: Strategic Planning Division, Office of Systems Analysis and Information, US Department of Transportation
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail, Social & Economic Impacts
KEYWORDS: Tracked Air Cushion Vehicle, Improved Passenger Train, Magnetic Levitation, Intercity Corridors
ABSTRACT: A comprehensive analysis is provided of the economic, technological, and institutional factors involved in implementing Improved Passenger Train service and High Speed Tracked Levitated Vehicle Systems in the United States. The study concludes that the potential benefits and markets are sufficient to warrant Federal activity in Research & Development for both. Of special note is the evaluation of system viability and benefits under future situations involving serious petroleum fuel shortages.
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