High-speed Ground Transportation: Issues Affecting Development in the United States : Report to the Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives
United States General Accounting Office, 1993 - High speed ground transportation - 54 pages
The General Accounting Office was requested to describe high speed ground transportation (HSGT) technologies, analyze issues related to HSGT financing, and assess HSGT's social benefits, such as congestion relief and potential environmental advantages, as possible criteria for targeting federal funds for HSGT development. This report provides an overview of the objectives and highlights the major points that require consideration in implementing HSGT systems.
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$1 billion 200-mile corridor air travel airports Amtrak estimates Amtrak plans appropriated automobile travel City and Boston congestion Conrail continuous-welded rail corridor development costly developing HSGT electrification eliminating grade crossings federal funds federal government Federal Railroad Administration federal support freight railroads Funding for HSGT grade crossing protection grade separation guideways high speeds high-speed nonelectric locomotive high-speed passenger trains High-Speed Rail Development highways HSGT development HSGT Needs HSGT projects HSGT research HSGT systems improvements to permit Incremental Approach incremental improvement costs incremental improvement programs intercity interest in HSGT ISTEA liability Linear Induction Motor low-cost grade crossing maglev prototype maglev research Maglev Systems Maglev Technology Advisory million per mile Northeast Corridor NRC'S estimate percent permit speeds Rail and Maglev reduce require ridership rights-of-way route Serve Certain Corridors speeds of 125 Support for HSGT Systems Could Serve trainsets Transrapid U.S. maglev United upgrading very-high-speed rail Washington York City