THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF TUBULAR TRANSPORTATION

THE PROBLEMS OF INHERENT INEFFICIENCIES, COSTS, AND OTHER LIMITATIONS OF THE PRESENT-DAY MODES OF TRANSPORTATION-RAIL, HIGHWAY, AND AIR-ARE INVESTIGATED. A FOURTH MODE, TUBULAR TRANSPORTATION, WHICH POSSESSES THE CHARACTERISTICS NECESSARY TO OVERCOME THESE LIMITATIONS AND REDUCE UNIT COST OF TRANSPORTATION IN A HIGH-VOLUME MARKET, IS DESCRIBED THE AUTHOR ATTEMPTS TO SHOW THAT THE NEW METHOD CAN PROVIDE COST AND SPEED BREAK-THROUGHS REQUIRED TO MEET EXISTING SYSTEMS. TOTAL NECESSARY INVESTMENTS, OPERATING COSTS, EXPECTED FARE AND SHIPPING COSTS, AND CAPACITIES FOR A TYPICAL 300-MILE SYSTEM ARE EXAMINED FOR EACH MODE. THE PAPER CONCLUDES THAT A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN TRANSPORTATION COSTS, ALONG WITH REDUCED TRAVEL TIME, GREATER SCHEDULE FLEXIBILITY, AND OTHER BENEFITS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH A SYSTEM OF HIGH-SPEED TUBULAR TRANSPORTATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 4, No 3, PP 327-362
  • Authors:
    • Dicamillo, E J
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00201939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 12 1971 12:00AM