AN EVALUATION OF THE NEED FOR INTERCITY RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE IN TEXAS. PASSENGER SERVICE EVALUATION. TECHNICAL REPORT 5

This report determines the role that might be served by intercity rail in accommodating a portion of increased passenger travel demand estimated to exceed highway design capacity by 1990 in certain Texas travel corridors. Initially, the justification for considering intercity rail as an alternative mode is reviewed. A discussion of some general considerations associated with providing rail passenger service is then presented. In the third section of this report some corridor travel relationships are identified. The fourth section of the report discusses alternative approaches to addressing capacity deficiencies in the study corridors, and the fifth section presents a more detailed evaluation of the intercity rail passenger alternative. Following these five sections, significant findings from all five reports prepared for the passenger portion of the state rail evaluation are documented. Based on the findings, recommendations are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  USA  77843-3135
  • Authors:
    • Christiansen, D L
    • Stout, R B
    • Grady, D S
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 167 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM