Selection and Analysis of Florida's High-Speed/Intercity Rail Routes

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by Jack E. Heiss, Florida Dep of Transportation, Tallahassee, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: Events during 1990 and 1991 in Florida's High-Speed Rail Franchise process have driven the project toward the status of a public works project. With greater public participation than originally envisioned, an expanded degree of state involvement in the determination of the basic system is warranted. During the summer of 1991, consultants were engaged by the Florida Department of Transportation to evaluate potential routes for high-speed surface transportation between Florida's major city pairs. This paper will discuss those evaluations and the parameters used.

Subject Headings: Route preferences | High-speed rail | Project management | Transportation management | Consulting services | Infrastructure | Public participation | North America | Florida | United States

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