The report examines five major problems in short-haul transportation: break-even analysis, noise, energy, air pollution, and safety. The break-even analysis is applied to both new and existing ground and air systems including TACV, improved rail, autotrain, bus, CTOL, VTOL, and STOL. The noise analysis includes a survey of existing transportation noise impacts, as well as a noise mapping analysis of proposed passenger systems. The noise chapter identifies R&D opportunities and makes recommendations on governmental noise policy. The energy chapter examines energy resources, consumption, and transportation energy efficiencies, and identifies R&D opportunities with particular emphasis on transportation-related opportunities. The air pollution chapter compares current and forecast future emission levels for three modes: TACV, automobile, and CTOL. Transportation safety is examined historically in terms of highway, rail, and aviation safety, and R&D opportunities are identified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    PRC Systems Sciences Company

    7600 Old Springhouse Road
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rogstad, B
    • Berterman, J
    • DOBSON, A
    • Grainger, G
    • O'LEARY, K
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 211 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-76-76 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-10197
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1977 12:00AM