Using existing highway right-of-way for high-speed passenger trains : a comprehensive evaluation

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Title: Using existing highway right-of-way for high-speed passenger trains : a comprehensive evaluation
Author: Larsen, Katherine Anne, 1976-
Abstract: The implementation of high -speed passenger trains (HST ) within existing highway right -of -way (ROW ) offers a solution for regions with a demand for the capacity and service offered by HST but lacking the support for sharing freight rail ROW or acquiring new ROW corridors . The states of Florida , Colorado , California and Nevada propose to use highway ROW for their HST projects to increase the capacity of the corridor , prevent or minimize impacts and prevent disruption of freight rail operations . Despite the constraints of using existing highway ROW , such as speed -limiting degrees of curvature and safety concerns , solutions and mitigation measures exist . The purpose of this thesis is to present the HST projects in the United States proposing use of highway ROW , the potential benefits and engineering issues to consider and the feasibility of using the existing I -35 ROW in Texas for HST .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -08 -2011
Date: 2010-12-21

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Using existing highway right-of-way for high-speed passenger trains : a comprehensive evaluation. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -08 -2011 .

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