The feasibility of a high speed access system as a transportation demonstration project to a new Southern Florida Jetport was determined. Several candidate systems were considered and included vertical-takeoff (VTOL) and short-takeoff (STOL) airborne vehicles, in addition to high speed rail (HSR), monorail systems (MRS) and tracked air cushion vehicles (TACV), and ground vehicles. The evaluation of the perspective alterantives was madt using technical performance and cost considerations over similar routes connecting a jetport to the main population centers in Southern Florida. Several jetport locations were postulated and considered in the evaluation of the routes and terminal requirements. A Tracked Air Cusion Vehicle (TACV) system capable of a cruise speed of approximately 150 mph is recommended as the initial jetport high speed access system. This system provides economic transportation for the projected airport access demands and for growth to the high speeds desired for future interurban service. A performance description, preliminary implementation plan, and cost estimates are provided for the recommended system from a jetport to Miami. A general description of the expanded network is also presented with data for long-range planning and the development of programs for financing and enabling legislation included. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Feasibility Study of a Demonstration Project in Southern Florida.
  • Corporate Authors:

    TRW Systems Group

    One Space Park
    Redondo Beach, CA  United States  90278
  • Publication Date: 1969-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 580p* p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 06818-6044-RO-00 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-C-353-66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1972 12:00AM