EVALUATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR INTERCITY TRAVEL

This paper describes a study carried out by the Canadian Transport Commission designed to evaluate the potential impact of new technology on problems of intercity passenger travel. The study deals with travel requirements of the most densely populated travel corridor in Canada lying between Quebec City and Windsor, Ontario. A comparative analysis of six different strategies for meeting intercity passenger travel demands considers conventional transport technologies such as air, railway and bus together with new technologies such as STOL and tracked air cushion vehicle systems. The major conclusion which emerges from the study is that the most profitable strategy is to achieve higher performance from existing facilities through improved vehicle technology rather than through capital investment in up-grading facilities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Transport Commission

    Systems Analysis Branch, 275 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N9,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • SOBERMAN, R M
    • Clark, G A
    • PARKINSON, T E
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Transport Commission
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 31
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM