A STUDY OF THE POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVED RAIL ADVANCED VEHICLE SERVICE: HIGHWAY ANALYSIS

Intercity travel in four corridors is analyzed to facilitate the development of a viable rail alternative to alleviate current problems in intercity travel. The specific corridors studied are Chicago-St. Louis, Chicago-Minneapolis-St. Paul, Seattle-Portland, and New York-Miami. The report analyzes competition of rail service by private automobiles. The study includes a review of historic travel trends, a determination of the magnitudes of person travel by auto between selected city pairs in the four travel corridors, a study of the attributes of travel which influence modal choice decisions, and a data base for estimating potential diversion of travelers to improved rail service in each of the major corridors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    4500 Jackson Avenue
    Columbia, SC  United States  29203

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 250 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20004
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM