INTERCITY PASSENGER TRANSPORT STUDY
This study provides a preliminary evaluation of the potential application of new technology to intercity passenger travel in Canada and identifies those technologies where further research and development seem justified. Special emphasis is placed on travel requirements of the Montreal/Toronto/Ottawa corridor. Tracked air cushion vehicles and new forms of high-speed rail transport are compared with existing technologies. The study presents information on present travel patterns and population characteristics. Six different development strategies are compared. The major conclusion is that the most profitable strategy to adopt involves maximizing the potential of existing railway facilities through introduction of new vehicle technology.
Canadian Transport CommissionSystems Analysis Branch, 275 Slater Street
Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N9, Canada
- Publication Date: 1970-9
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 103 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Air transportation; Automobiles; Bus transportation; Costs; Delphi method; Disaggregate analysis; High speed ground transportation; High speed rail; Intelligent transportation systems; Intercity bus lines; Intercity transportation; Intercity travel; Mathematical models; Modal split; Mode choice; Origin and destination; Passenger transportation; Passengers; Public transit; Railroad transportation; Rapid transit; STOL aircraft; Tracked air cushion vehicles; Travel patterns; Urban transportation
- Geographic Terms: Canada
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Disaggregate models
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Finance; Highways; Motor Carriers; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00126515
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: RB7001
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM