Land Use Planning and HSGT Station Development: The Maglev Grand Terminal/International Drive Experience

by Ellen S. Slessinger, Orange County Government, Orlando, United States,
Mark S. Hardgrove, Orange County Government, Orlando, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


In 1996, the Future arrives in Orange County, Florida. It is the ribbon cutting ceremony for the high-tech, high-speed ground transportation magnetic levitation train, connecting the Orlando International Airport and North America's number one tourist destination area. The train's arrival will be the advent of development in Orange County's International Drive Activity Center. This Activity Center will be a well planned, physically and functionally integrated land use and transportation development focused around the Maglev Grand Terminal. The International Drive Activity Center Plan provided the insight needed to successfully integrate high speed ground transportation into the overall development strategy.

Subject Headings: Magnetic levitation trains | Land use | Rail transportation | Railroad stations | Rapid transit systems | Railroad trains | High-speed rail | Transportation management | Florida | United States | Orlando | North America

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