THE IMPACT OF THE U.S. ENERGY SITUATION ON HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION
U.S. energy supply issues for the next few decades are summarized with a view toward their impact on high speed ground transportation (HSGT) modes. As background, the energy characteristics of intercity passenger modes, including 300 mph tracked levitated vehicle (TLV) systems, are presented and discussed. In the short and mid terms (through 1985 or 1990), energy shortages are seen to impact HSGT modes mainly through increased operating (fuel) costs; and the need for greater capacity flexibility. In the long term, HSGT modes may have to adapt to non-fossil fuels. Research topics for addressing energy impacts on HSGT are suggested.
- Research sponsored by the FRA, Office of Research, Development and Demonstration.
Mitre CorporationWestgate Research Park
McLean, VA United States 22101
- Fraize, W E
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 41 p.
- TRT Terms: Energy consumption; Energy resources; Forecasting; High speed ground transportation; Intelligent transportation systems; Magnetic levitation; Magnetic levitation vehicles; Tracked air cushion vehicles
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Energy requirements
- Subject Areas: Energy; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00147579
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D-75-63 Tech. Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-30015
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM