This book is intended to help fill some of the technical and policy information gaps identified earlier as sources constraining further development of high speed rail (HSR) systems in the US. It addresses the key aspects of planning, development and implementation of HSR systems.
Table of Contents
1. High Speed Ground Transport: Overview of the Technologies 2. Corridor and Land-Use Planning Considerations 3. The State-of-the Practice in High-Speed Rail Ridership Forecasting a Review of Recent Modeling Methodology 4. Noise/Vibration and Electric and Magnetic Fields of High Speed Rail/Maglev Systems 5. Financing High Speed Rail Investments—the View from Europe—Lessons for the United States 6. Comparison of European and American Public Transportation Financing Policies 7. Implementing High Speed Rail in Europe with Local Government and the Private Sector Cooperation 8. An Analysis of the Impacts of Florida High Speed Rail