An interagency taskforce was created in 1990 to investigate the potential of high speed ground transportation (HSGT) systems. The study's objective was to assess the potential rights-of-way, ridership, energy and environmental impacts, economic benefits, capital, operating and maintenance costs, and financial viability of HSGT systems. The study builds upon and supplements previous and on-going HSGT activities conducted by members of the interagency taskforce. These activities include: Maglev Demonstration Site Investigation; Maglev Economic and Technical Feasibility Study; and New York/Massachusetts HSGT study. The study is intended to verify and refine previous information and analyses and provide supplemental information and insights to be used in determining if additional investigation and activities involving HSGT are desirable for New York State.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Charles River Associates, Inc., URS Consultants, Inc., and Little (Arthur D) Inc. Sponsored by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Albany.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Incorporated

    One Penn Plaza
    New York, NY  United States  10119
  • Publication Date: 1994-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NYSERDA-94-12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM