A CONTAINERIZED AUTOMATED RAIL-HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

The economic growth and health of the United States, as is the case with any nation, is dependent on ground transportation. High speed ground transportation is an increasing concern of transportation engineers. This study presents an optimized system, CART (Containerized Automated Rail-Highway Transportation) System, that combines the best features of high speed trains and local truck delivery with automated terminals. The study required the design of a high speed train for CART and the design of its supporting equipment. The CART System was designed using the following salient criteria: reduction of transit times, transportation of standard twenty and forty foot containers, and employment of standard structural members and available equipment where possible to reduce initial and operating costs. CART presents a competitive, economical transportation system commensurate with present and future demands.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • Lee, J L
    • Vachon, R I
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Accession Number: 00051891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: High Speed Ground Transportation Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM