AN ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE, THE HIGH SPEED AUTO FERRY

Over 90% of all intercity trips are made in private automobiles, indicating that the convenience, the mobility, and terminal flexibility offered by the automobile are of paramount importance in the eyes of the traveler. On the basis of present passenger densities, estimated construction costs, and assumed returns per passenger mile, it is argued that only a system which would provide for the transportation of the passenger and his automobile could attract sufficient business to justify the considerable amount of investment associated with any new ground transportation system. An illustration as to how such a system can be built is shown in the 'rollway' concept. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • Clejan, D
  • Publication Date: 1967-1

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Ferries; Marine transit
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1978 12:00AM