Evaluation of the economic viability of narrow-gauge local rail systems
infrastructure - track, economics - appraisal/evaluation, mode - rail
Florida, Narrow gage track, Rail transit, Railroads, Trolley cars
The purpose of this project is to investigate and determine whether narrow-gauge local rail is a viable transportation alternative in Florida. A number of proposals for transit greenways have been developed for various communities throughout Florida. One component of transit greenways is a small-scale rail trolley (without catenary and noise) that would run parallel with a pedestrian path at a low rate of speed (10-15 mph). This would enable convenient access to and from the trolley at any point along its path, without the need for designated stops.
Center for Urban Transportation Research & Florida Department of Transportation. (2001). Evaluation of the economic viability of narrow-gauge local rail systems. Contract No. BC-137-9, prepared by Center for Urban Transportation Research.