ANALYSIS OF MAJOR SHORT-HAUL TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS
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.
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- Rogstad, B
- Berterman, J
- DOBSON, A
- Grainger, G
- O'LEARY, K
- Publication Date: 1971-11
- Pagination: 211 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Air transportation; Aviation safety; Bus transit; Bus transportation; Competition; Development; Economic analysis; Energy conservation; Energy consumption; High speed ground transportation; High speed rail; Highway safety; Intelligent transportation systems; Intercity travel; Multimodal transportation; Noise; Noise control; Policy making; Railroad transportation; Research; Research management; Safety; Short haul; STOL aircraft; Technological forecasting; Tracked air cushion vehicles; Traffic safety; Transportation; Transportation modes; VTOL aircraft
- Uncontrolled Terms: Noise reduction; Research and development
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Bus services; Energy intensiveness; Short takeoff aircraft
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Energy; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Transportation (General);
- 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