Environmental Assessment of Air and High-Speed Rail Corridors

There is significant experience and research on the competition of air and high-speed rail (HSR) modes. The existing research covers areas including system structure and environmental effects. The objective of this synthesis report is to bring together research and other findings related to air and HSR environmental assessments and to understand where additional research can improve the ability to assess the environmental outcomes of these two systems. A literature review is the primary tool for collecting data for this synthesis of current practice. In synthesizing the body of literature, reviewers focused on government-driven environmental comparisons and academic literature. Both government environmental reviews and academic studies have provided valuable insight into comparative assessments of air and HSR systems; however, institutional mechanisms coupled with methodological advances and tool development are needed to ensure that future long-distance transportation systems are deployed in ways that minimize impacts while improving mobility.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309223911
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project A11-03, Topic S02-08
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2013 2:41PM