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

Abstract: 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 | Population projection | Transportation management | Economic factors | Rapid transit systems | Pacific Northwest | North America | United States | Oregon

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