TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT OF FUTURE INTERCITY PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. VOLUME 3: TECHNOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FUTURE INTERCITY TRANSPORTATION MODES

Transportation technology is explored at two levels: the technological possibilities foreseen for the year 2000 and immediately beyond; and the nature, development status, and basic characteristics of each modal variation. All transportation modal possibilities are discussed and their general characteristics are tested and evaluated. Judgement is then made as to which of these technologies will bring to transportation those qualities required by society and therefore are likely to be viable candidates for the time period concerned. Detailed technical, economic and environmental characteristics are given for the likely modes. The type of mission most suitable for each modal variation (i.e. commuter, short range, long range, etc.) is noted, and separate sections are presented on air, rail, high-speed guided ground transportation and highway noises. Characteristics of technological form as well as economics are detailed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by a technology assessment team (Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company; California University, Berkeley; Stanford University; Gellman Research Associates, Incorporated; and Sciences Applications, Incorporated) for DOT and NASA. See also Volume 1, N76-24075, RRIS 23 138130; Bulletin 7802.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

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  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 214 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-8730
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1978 12:00AM