COMPARISON OF STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF INTERCITY TRANSPORT

Development of heavily-populated regions in the United States, Japan and other countries has led to severe congestion of regional transport systems and a need for immediate solutions to complex and growing problems. In many cases conditions are such that operational improvements to the existing transport system would not relieve these problems; solutions must involve development of new transport technology tailored to regional needs. The Intercity Passenger Transport Study (ref. 1) was undertaken as a preliminary assessment of the role of new or developing technology in meeting future demand for passenger transportation in Canada. The Study is intended as the first phase of continuing research designed to produce a data and information base which will contribute to planned and timely development of the transport system. With this broad objective in mind, the Study concentrated on the most heavily developed region in Canada - the 700-mile corridor between Quebec City and Windsor. Detailed analysis centred on development of the transport links between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal through addition of high-speed rail services, tracked air cushion vehicles (TACV), and short- takeoff-and-landing aircraft (STOL).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Transport Commission

    Systems Analysis Branch, 275 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N9,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Clark, G A
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Transport Commission
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM