High Speed Ground Transportation on U.S. East Coast

by Mohammed H. Khan, Montachusett Regional Planning, Commission, Fitchburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The United States has entered into a new era of need for domestic improvement. The demand for high speed transportation far exceeds the supply. The increasing congestion of our roads and airports has caused safety, environmental and delay problems. Meanwhile, the U.S. has a decreased need for defense and increased need for economic activity at home. High speed ground transportation (HSGT) such as using Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) could be a key factor for a solution to these problems. The purpose of this report is to show how a feasible Maglev system could be implemented on the East Coast to meet America's demand for high speed ground transportation while relieving congestion on our roads and airports and creating economic activity at home.

Subject Headings: Coastal environment | Traffic congestion | Traffic safety | Airports and airfields | Traffic speed | Rapid transit systems | Economic factors | Social factors | United States

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