Comparison of Passenger Rail Energy Consumption with Competing Modes
place - north america, mode - car, mode - rail, technology - emissions, technology - alternative fuels
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy consumption, Multi-Modal Passenger Simulation Model (MMPASSIM)
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.
Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.
TranSys Research Ltd., RailTEC, CPCS Transcom, Lawson Economics Research Inc. (2015). Comparison of Passenger Rail Energy Consumption with Competing Modes. TRB’s National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP) Report 3, pp.208. Published by Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC.