RAIL SHUTTLE SERVICE BETWEEN WASHINGTON, D. C. AND BALTIMORE, MARYLAND VIA FRIENDSHIP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. AN ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR 1972

This is an economic feasibility study of a rail shuttle service between Penn Central Railroad (PCRR) Terminals in Washington and Baltimore making a single intermediate stop at Friendship International Airport (FIA). The time period of the study is 1972. Three rail transportation systems are considered. Budd Company RDC-2. United Aircraft Corporation Turbo Train, and a rail-bus car. All three transportation producing systems are found to be economically feasible if costs are lower than the 'high' estimate; for the systems to be feasible costs need not be as low as the 'low' estimate. Feasibility depends on load factor and headway (time between service). The rail-bus service is feasible at headways of 15 minutes, 30 minutes and 60 minutes; the RDC-2 at headways of 30 minutes and 60 minutes; and the Turbo Train at headways of 60 minutes. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Economic Sciences Corporation

    42261/2 River Road, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20016
  • Authors:
    • Eastman, S E
  • Publication Date: 1969-3-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ES1-0169
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-3-0166
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM