SURVEY OF TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORT, PART I

This report presents the results of a research planning study initiated at MIT on September 16, 1964 in support of the Northeast Corridor Transportation Project of the United States Department of Commerce. The objective of the Northeast Corridor Transportation Project is to determine the facilities that will be needed to transport passengers and freight in the region extending roughly from Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, DC in the era of 1980 and thereafter. This includes study of both technological and nontechnological aspects of transportation; analysis of transportation needs and related demographic and economic forecasts for the region; and consideration of the interaction between transportation services and their impact on the development of the region as a whole and of its many urban centers. It includes studies of both existing and projected facilities for all modes of intercity transport, prospective technological improvements in each mode and alternative network configurations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Publication Date: 1965-6-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 484 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: P1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: C-85-65t
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM