High Speed Rail: An Alternative Route to Preserve Quality of Life in the Northwest

by Donna Davis, Portland State Univ, Portland, United States,
B. Kent Lall, Portland State Univ, Portland, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Speed Ground Transportation Systems I: Planning and Engineering


The impacts of population growth threaten quality of life in the Pacific Northwest. Existing transportation systems cannot meet projected demand nor special needs of an aging society. The Northwest faces a new challenge: preserving natural beauty while providing mobility. High speed ground transportation is an alternative route for preservation of the region's quality of life.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Routing (transportation) | Lifeline systems | Social factors | Environmental issues | Population projection | High-speed rail | Land use | Pacific Northwest | Oregon | United States

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