Colorado Maglev Project. Part 3: Comprehensive Technical Memorandum

The overall objective of the urban maglev transit technology development program is to develop magnetic levitation technology that is a cost effective, reliable, and environmentally sound transit option for urban mass transportation in the United States. This project will include the design of an urban maglev system and the development and demonstration of advanced hardware subsystems to verify advanced technology aspects of proposed system concepts. The system design may be derived from integrating existing subsystem technologies (to create a new system) or by improving an existing system using advanced technologies. The Colorado Maglev Project represents the prototype system design for a full-scale maglev system in the U.S. As part of its findings the Colorado Maglev Project has determined that with minor modifications an existing system, CHSST, based on linear induction motors (LIMs), can feasibly be deployed in the Colorado I-70 corridor. The project reports fully evaluate and present the modified CHSST technology's capability to accommodate the terrain and service levels of the I-70 corridor. This Part 3 report, the Comprehensive Technical Memorandum, provides a portion of the detailed technical documentation completed by the Colorado Maglev Project Team in developing the technical basis for deployment of the Colorado 200 maglev system for use on the Colorado I-70 corridor stretching between Denver International Airport and Eagle County Airport, a distance in excess of 250 km (155 mi). The Comprehensive Technical Memorandum details the work accomplished in relation to the route, the required infrastructure including electrical needs, propulsion motor trade study, greenhouse gas effects, winterization report and a summary of the systems integration efforts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The full report consists of three parts: Part 1: Executive Summary; Part 2: Final Report; and Part 3: Comprehensive Technical Memorandum. Part 3 is provided in CD format only upon request from the Federal Transit Administration. The CD also provides additional technical detail and support to the Part 1 and Part 2 reports.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    4201 E Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80222

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anisimow, Vladimir
    • Wilson, J R
    • Womack, W C
    • Kaye, Ron J
    • Akhil, Abbas A
    • Paananen, Orman H
    • Covan, John M
    • Munoz, D
    • Takahashi, Michio
    • Kato, Junro
    • Ashley, Mark
  • Publication Date: 2004-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; CD-ROM; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 224p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-CO-26-7002-2004
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2005 10:04AM