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  United States  22101

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  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