SURVEY TO DETERMINE THE POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVED RAIL ADVANCED VEHICLE SERVICE. WORK UNIT V. ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES AND DEVELOPMENT OF RECOMMENDATIONS

The report evaluates the potential costs and revenues associated with proposed demonstrations of improved rail service in five short-haul or one long-haul intercity corridors: chicago-St. Louis; Chicago-Minneapolis/St. Paul; Seattle-Portland; New York-Buffalo; Washington-Richmond; and, New York-Atlanta/Florida. The corridors are described in terms of socioeconomic characteristics and intercity transportation facilities and services. The characteristics of the rail routes are presented and the physical and operating constraints on improving rail service are examined. The travel patterns, and traveler characteristics and attitudes toward intercity modes are analyzed. Finally, patronage and revenue estimates are forecast for a number of alternative improved rail operations in each corridor and compared to anticipated costs of initiating and operating such services. The results are analyzed for promising corridors for demonstrations of improved rail service in terms of potential market size and market acceptance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ellis, R H
    • Prokopy, J C
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20005
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1982 12:00AM