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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Transport Commission

    Systems Analysis Branch, 275 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N9,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 103 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RB7001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM