The Past And Future Of U S Passenger Rail Service

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Description : Introduction: Amtrak's current situation -- A brief history of Amtrak -- Amtrak's role in intercity transportation -- The basic economics of passenger rail -- Policy options for the future of passenger rail -- Appendix. Amtrak's interconnections with freight and commuter railroads.


The Past And Future Of U S Passenger Rail Service

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Description : This study reviews Amtrak's history and the economics of passenger rail. It also examines four options for the future of intercity passenger rail: (1) Eliminating federal subsidies and shutting down service; (2) Ending national service and focusing instead on passenger rail's strongest areas (relatively short, densely populated corridors, such as the Northeast and parts of California); (3) Keeping national long-distance service as it is today but upgrading the corridors; and (4) Substantially improving Amtrak's entire network through a major increase in funding, with a view to giving rail a much bigger role in transportation between U.S. cities. Those four options are by no means the only ones available, but they represent the broad range of policy choices that lawmakers face.


The Past And Future Of Us Passenger Rail Service

Author by : David Moore
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Description : This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study -- prepared at the request of the Senate Budget Committee -- reviews past policies toward Amtrak & the fundamental economics of passenger rail service. The review suggests that there are only limited conditions under which passenger rail service in the U.S. could be economically viable without subsidies. This study also explores the implications of four options for future federal support of passenger rail, ranging from eliminating federal subsidies to funding a massive expansion of rail service. In keeping with CBO's mandate to provide objective, impartial analysis, the study makes no recommendations. Charts & graphs.


Urban Transport Planning And Management

Author by : Pratibha Deshmukh
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Description : Transport or Transportation is the movement of people and goods from one location to another. Transportation is performed by various modes, such as air, rail, road and water. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Infrastructure consists of the fixed installations necessary for transport and may be roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines or terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations and seaports. Vehicles travelling on the network include automobiles, bicycles, buses, trains people and aircraft. Transport within urbanised areas presents unique problems. The density of an urban environment can create significant levels of road traffic, which can impact businesses and increase pollution. Parking space is another concern, requiring the construction of large parking garages in high density areas which could be better used for other development. Good planning uses transit oriented development, which attempts to place higher densities of jobs or residents near high-volume transportation. The densities can cause traffic jams for automobiles, yet are too low to be commercially served by trains or light rail systems. The conventional solution is to use buses, but these and light rail systems may fail where automobiles and excess road network capacity are both available, achieving less than 1% ridership. The purpose of this book is to sensitise all to issue of Urban Transport Planning and to discuss the steps which need to be taken by the government and all stakeholders of the transportation. It gives a brief introduction on Transport and Transportation, Networks and Urban Planning. It further showcases how to develop Imported or Intelligent Urban Transport Systems, Problems and Challenges involved in it and at the need for Sustainable Green Urban Transport is discussed.


National Journal

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End Of The Line

Author by : Joseph Vranich
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Publisher by : A E I Press
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Description : This insightful book exposes how Amtrak--which is seeking record federal subsidies while continuing to resist meaningful reforms--is not as essential to mobility as it claims.


Future Of Intercity Passenger Rail Service And Amtrak

Author by : United States Senate
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Description : Future of intercity passenger rail service and Amtrak: hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, April 29, 2003.


Urban Land

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Measuring The Benefits Of Intercity Passenger Rail

Author by : Benjamin R. Sperry
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Description : In recent years, the policy and regulatory environment for intercity passenger rail in the United States has shifted dramatically, sparking a renewed interest in intercity passenger rail among policymakers, planners, and the general public. As the nation expands its passenger rail network, a better understanding of the mobility provided by short- to medium-distance corridors is desired. This study examined the Heartland Flyer, a 206-mile intercity passenger rail route between Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Fort Worth, Texas. Researchers analyzed responses to an on-board survey, distributed to passengers in April and July of 2009, to identify who was using the service and how the service impacted regional mobility. The key measure used to identify the mobility impacts was the passengers' self-reported alternatives for travel if the Heartland Flyer were discontinued. This study also identifies the economic impact of the rail service, measured through total spending on certain items (and the associated sales tax revenue). The findings of this study can be used in a variety of potential applications for all levels of passenger rail planning, including statewide rail planning, corridor-specific studies, and station-area planning, both in the southwestern United States and in other regions.


Railway Age

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Future Of Intercity Passenger Rail Service And Amtrak

Author by : United States Congress
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Description : Future of intercity passenger rail service and Amtrak: hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, April 29, 2003.


Waiting On A Train

Author by : James McCommons
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Description : During the tumultuous year of 2008--when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set ridership records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California--journalist James McCommons spent a year on America's trains, talking to the people who ride and work the rails throughout much of the Amtrak system. Organized around these rail journeys, Waiting on a Train is equal parts travel narrative, personal memoir, and investigative journalism. Readers meet the historians, railroad executives, transportation officials, politicians, government regulators, railroad lobbyists, and passenger-rail advocates who are rallying around a simple question: Why has the greatest railroad nation in the world turned its back on the very form of transportation that made modern life and mobility possible? Distrust of railroads in the nineteenth century, overregulation in the twentieth, and heavy government subsidies for airports and roads have left the country with a skeletal intercity passenger-rail system. Amtrak has endured for decades, and yet failed to prosper owing to a lack of political and financial support and an uneasy relationship with the big, remaining railroads. While riding the rails, McCommons explores how the country may move passenger rail forward in America--and what role government should play in creating and funding mass-transportation systems. Against the backdrop of the nation's stimulus program, he explores what it will take to build high-speed trains and transportation networks, and when the promise of rail will be realized in America.


Congressional Record

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Amtrak

Author by : Samuel P. Goodwin
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Publisher by : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
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Description : Since its creation in 1970, Amtrak has sought to relieve railroad companies of costly passenger operations while continuing US rail service. However, Amtrak has come under fire for its own inability to turn a profit, though passenger rail service is historically unprofitable. Congress has mandated that Amtrak show an ability to cover its own expenses, which the company has said it will do. As train travel becomes more important to the nation in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks, Amtrak's problems and viability are definite matters of national security. This book analyses the various issues surrounding Amtrak's past and future and includes a comprehensive bibliography.


American Transportation Policy

Author by : Stanley H. Brandes
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Publisher by : Praeger Publishers
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Description : America's ad-hoc ground, water, and air transportation policies reflect historical trends in national politics, institutional arrangements, and the prevailing national political culture.


Tourism Works For America

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The Public Manager

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Transportation

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