U.S. PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION: AN INVENTORY OF RESOURCES AND AN ANALYSIS OF CAPABILITIES OF SURFACE MODES

THIS REPORT PRESENTS THE RESULTS OF A STUDY OF U. S. PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION BY SURFACE MODES, CONSISTING ESSENTIALLY OF AN INVENTORY OF RESOURCES AND AN ANALYSIS OF CAPABILITIES. THE MODES CONSIDERED INCLUDE THE PRIVATE AUTOMOBILE, INTERCITY, CITY, AND NONREVENUE BUSES, PASSENGER TRAINS, COMMUTER RAIL AND RAIL RAPID TRANSIT. THE PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS OF EACH OF THESE ARE IDENTIFIED AS FACILITIES AND VEHICLES. THESE RESOURCES ARE INVENTORIED IN GROSS SUMMARY FORM AND LOCATED IN TERMS OF LARGE GEOGRAPHICAL UNITS. A GENERAL ANALYSIS OF THESE RESOURCES IS MADE IN TERMS OF THEIR CAPABILITIES TO HANDLE PASSENGERS UNDER NORMAL AND EMERGENCY CONDITIONS, AND SUCH CAPABILITIES ARE COMPARED BY MODE. WHERE AVAILABLE, DATA BASED ON ACTUAL OBSERVATIONS OF PASSENGER CAPACITIES ARE SHOWN FOR A SPECIFIC AREA OF LIMITED GEOGRAPHICAL EXTENT, A SAMPLE ANALYSIS OF THE COMBINED PASSENGER CAPACITIES OF VARIOUS MODES IS PRESENTED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 76 Pp, 15 FIG, 18 TAB,
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

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  • Authors:
    • ROSS, H R
  • Publication Date: 1967-3

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  • Accession Number: 00201350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 22 1994 12:00AM