California-Nevada Superspeed Train Experience and Outlook

by Edward S. Neumann, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States,
William R. Wells, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The experience of the California-Nevada Superspeed Train is chronicled from its inception in 1970 to the present. The evolution of the route alignment and technology selection are presented, as well as the changes in estimated ridership and costs. Plans for future activity are discussed in view of recent events which have interrupted progress toward implementation.

Subject Headings: Rapid transit systems | Rail transportation | Ridership | Benefit cost ratios | Railroad trains | Alignment | Public transportation | Transportation management | United States | Nevada | California

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