The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, with the assistance of the Departments of Transportation, Economic Development, Environmental Conservation, and the New York State Thruway Authority, is undertaking a comprehensive, systematic evaluation of High-Speed Surface Transit options for the State. This study represents the first phase of that effort. It is a preliminary evaluation of technical and economic characteristics of magnetically levitated ground transportation systems (MAGLEV). The evaluation focuses on two major questions: 1) Does MAGLEV offer potential to meet future New York State transportation needs in a cost-effective manner? and 2) What benefits could New York State expect from participation in MAGLEV technology development and MAGLEV system implementation? The study concluded that MAGLEV systems can potentially provide all-weather, quiet, high-speed, energy-efficient, environmentally safe transportation in New York State. MAGLEV technology may provide alternative transportation using existing right-of-way corridors within the State. Cost, however, is an issue. There is a need to better quantify potential refinancing alternatives, system cost, benefits, and technical feasibility. There is, however, sufficient merit in the MAGLEV option to warrant more detailed study of this technology and its potential to meet New York State's future transportation requirements.

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    Grumman Corporation

    Corporate Research Department, 111 Stewart
    Bethpage, NY  United States  11714

    New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

    17 Columbia Circle
    Albany, NY  United States  12203
  • Publication Date: 1991-6

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ERDA Report 91-5, 1578-EEED-IEA-91
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM