High-Speed Surface Transportation Corridor: A Conceptual Framework

Efficient transportation is indispensable for economic growth and prosperity. In this study the author proposes the development of a high-speed surface corridor and compatible vehicles. He presents a conceptual framework for this corridor and vehicle. This proposed concept will improve the efficiency, flexibility, convenience, and environmental impact of transporting people and materials. His concept is to have trucks and cars travel through these corridors at speeds of over 250 mph without discontinuity. These vehicles will have the ability to use existing roads as well as the proposed corridor. He will explore the application of current and emerging technologies for developing such high-speed surface corridors to link major destinations such as Los Angeles and Chicago.

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    • This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers Program.
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    University of Toledo

    University Transportation Center
    Toledo, OH  United States  43606

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Nandkeolyar, Udayan
  • Publication Date: 2009-10-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38p

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  • Accession Number: 01146797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 9 2009 3:30PM