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Super-Speed Ground Transportation System: Las Vegas/Southern California Corridor Phase II

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1987
AUTHOR: City of Las Vegas, Nevada, Robert E. Parsons, Inc.
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Passenger Rail, Socio-Economic Impact, Environmental Aspects
ABSTRACT: [From the Preface] This report presents the findings of two separate studies of the feasibility of providing Super Speed Train service between Las Vegas and Southern California. The work was funded by a Federal Railroad Administration grant that required local matching funds. The local share was provided by the City of Las Vegas, the County of Clark, Nevada, the State of Nevada and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority. The grant was awarded in 1981. Phase I was awarded to the Budd Company, supported by the Bechtel organization, Transrapid-International and Trans-Tech International. The Executive Summary of their Phase I report, published in January 1983, is Appendix A of this report. Phase II was initiated in April 1984 to further refine certain aspects of the study, most notedly ridership and the socio-economic benefits accruing to towns, cities and regions along the train route.
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