FEASIBILITY, FINANCIAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF AN ADVANCED MAGLEV-BASED INTERMODAL SYSTEM
planning - safety/accidents, planning - environmental impact, land use - impacts, policy - environment
Transportation economics, Transport economics, Safety measures, Safety, Public safety, Magnetic suspension, Magnetic levitation, Intermodal transportation, Intermodal systems, Financial analysis, Feasibility analysis, Environmental impacts, Environmental effects, Electromagnetic suspension, Economics, Autoshuttle
The magnetically levitated (maglev) intermodal system named Autoshuttle is a new transportation concept that can be built along existing major transportation arteries such as freeways. The technical feasibility, financial aspects of a sample application, and key environmental features of this system are examined. Compared to automated vehicles driving autonomously, Autoshuttle demonstrates substantially higher degrees of safety, environmental friendliness, and economy.
Steingrover, A, Krevet, R, Bertini, R. (2001). FEASIBILITY, FINANCIAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF AN ADVANCED MAGLEV-BASED INTERMODAL SYSTEM. Transportation Research Record, Vol. 1760, p. 153-160.