Title

Comparison of Passenger Rail Energy Consumption with Competing Modes

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2015

Subject Area

place - north america, mode - car, mode - rail, technology - emissions, technology - alternative fuels

Keywords

greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy consumption, Multi-Modal Passenger Simulation Model (MMPASSIM)

Abstract

NCRRP Report 3: Comparison of Passenger Rail Energy Consumption with Competing Modes provides a comprehensive model that allows the user to compare the energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of intercity and commuter passenger rail with those of competing travel modes along a designated travel corridor. This report summarizes the research used to develop the model and presents a set of case study applications. A Technical Document and User Guide for the Multi-Modal Passenger Simulation Model (MMPASSIM) and the spreadsheet tool for using and customizing the model are provided as a CD attached to this report. The Technical Document and User Guide also are available online as NCRRP Web Only Document 1.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.

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