THE OPERATION OF HOVERCRAFT IN THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA. VOLUME II. ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY

This report is Volume 2 of a two volume set on the feasibility of using air cushion vehicles (ACV) on the inland waterways of New York City. Recent changes in shipping practices have altered the pattern of waterfront use. Revived use of the waterways employing the technology in high speed marine transportation systems could revitalize the waterfront while relieving some congestion on land modes of transportation. The report assesses the value of the city's inland waterways related to a balanced, multimodal, mass transportation system. It identifies commuter corriders, and other routes, where water transportation offers an alternative, or complimentary, service to existing land transportation. A consumer survey was conducted to study human attitudes toward the use of water transportation in lieu of existing land systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-251 234.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York City Department of Transportation

    40 Worth Street
    New York, NY  United States  10013

    Office of the Administrator.*Department of

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    Transportation, Washington, D.C.

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  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TPI-76-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-PS-40346
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM