This report presents analyses, findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Committee on Transportation's review of short haul passenger transportation, primarily intercity. There is particular focus on the potential of ground transportation systems and the role they might play in satisfying the nation's needs in the next 20 to 25 years for passenger transportation between points 50 to 500 miles apart. While these distances may vary from corridor to corridor, this general range is the one of primary concern. Considered are present and projected short haul technologies of all modes, the potential future markets and the applicability of the technologies to anticipated transportation needs. The findings are intended to help define priorities and weigh alternatives in federally- sponsored programs relating to higher speed intercity transportation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This is a report of work supported by Task Order No. 4, between the Department of Transportation and the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council

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  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40022
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2003 12:00AM