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.
Smith (Wilbur) and Associates4500 Jackson Avenue
Columbia, SC United States 29203
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Pagination: 250 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Attitudes; Automobiles; Costs; Questionnaires; Railroad transportation; Statistics; Surveys; Traffic surveys; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Finance; Railroads;
- 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