U.S. PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION: AN INVENTORY OF RESOURCES AND AN ANALYSIS OF CAPABILITIES OF SURFACE MODES.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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The 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 and 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.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment