HIGH-SPEED RAIL: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
A projection of demand for the current 'high-speed' mode - air - illustrates the importance of developing ground transportation systems of high capability. Presented in this context are the attributes both of the present generation of high speed rail (HSR) equipment and of future HSR systems. The potential of HSR embodies four distinct features: (1) Ability to compete with air transportation on a door-to-door travel time basis; (2) Greater passenger comfort, convenience, and safety; (3) Greater acceptability due to more efficient land use and less noise and air pollution; (4) Allows more rational use to be made of limited airport capacity and possesses very high limiting capacity. (Author)
- Presented at conference on Transportation Engineering, Washington, D.C., 28-30 Oct 68.
OFFICE OF HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATIONWASHINGTON,
- Ullman, K B
- Publication Date: 1968
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: High speed rail; Intelligent transportation systems; Passenger service
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00039139
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM