A Supertrain Solution?
A high speed steel wheel rail line has been highly successful in France, where ridership has been very high. Financial backers were paid back in seven years, half the projected payback...

Next Stop: The Los Angeles Metro Rail
The Los Angeles Metro Rail is a $6.5 billion light and heavy rail system, which may be entirely completed by the year 2000. A 22 mi segment of the 150 mi light rail system, connecting...

CTA's Experience in Fostering Station Redevelopment Through Public/Private Partnerships
The paper reviews the experience of the Chicago Transit Authority's partnerships with the private sector. The funding, space, design, construction and operation components...

The Magnetically Levitated Transport System TRANSRAPID—Characteristics and Aspects of Application
After a development of less than two decades the magnetic levitation TRANSRAPID is virtually ready for revenue service since 1985. The service has been continuously tested since 1985 on...

Public/Private Partnership for Development of the South Brunswick Station
Because of projections for continued residential and commercial growth and a large gap between stations, NJ TRANSIT decided to construct a new station in the Township of South Brunswick....

Public Private Joint Development Partnership San Diego MTS/James R. Mills Building Project Success Through Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
The MTS/James R. Mills Building Project provides a regional transportation center for downtown San Diego, where San Diego's three light rail transit (trolley) lines and several...

Allied Junction/Secaucus Transfer Station—A Private/Public Partnership
This paper describes the background behind the development of the Allied Junction/Secaucus Transfer Station project, the improvements to the New Jersey TRANSIT rail network in Northern...

Hydraulic Analysis for the Shot Tower Subway Station Beneath the Jones Falls
The objective of the hydraulic analysis is the formulation of a strategy to safely accommodate the construction of the Shot Tower Metro Station beneath the existing Jones Falls. The hydraulic...

Major Development and Transportation Projects
Public/Private Partnerships
This proceedings for Major Development and Transportation Projects contains papers and discussion summaries from the specialty conference Major Development and Transportation Projects:...

Rehabilitating West Point's Tunnel
Conrail, the Northeast's largest freight railway, had a problem with a tunnel carrying the fastest freight line between the New York area and the Pacific. The 1882 tunnel...

Dynamic Load Computation for Flexible Guideways Under Moving Vehicles Within a Multibody Approach
This paper addresses the problem of the dynamic interaction of vehicles with their supporting guideway. Because of topographical and environmental reasons, modern railways and magnetically...

Research on Structural System Reliability of Cable-Stayed P.C. Railway Bridge Across Hong-Shui River
This paper analyses the structural system reliability of cable-stayed bridge by using the modified all failure modes. The concept of the structural subsystem is used to help the selection...

The Prefab Tunnel
Jacking a prefabricated concrete arch through a railroad embankment to provide a new access ramp to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto was done for the first time in North America. In September...

Chicago's Loop: A New Approach
Reconstruction of the Wells St. Viaduct cleaned up a dangerous area just north of Chicago's Loop by providing a structurally sound approach for CTW commuter trains and a column-free...

Fatigue Reliability and Remaining Fatigue Life of Existing Steel Rail-Road Bridges
This paper presents a fatigue reliability model for the reliability-based evaluation of remaining fatigue life of existing rail-road bridges. It is demonstrated that the simple fatigue...

Fatigue Strength of Corroded Rolled Beams
Highway and railway bridges fabricated from ASTM A7, A36, and A572 steels will corrode if the paint system is allowed to fail for lack of maintenance. Corroding members lose cross section...

A Method of Computing Impact and Fatigue Life in the Railway Steel Girder Bridge
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the dynamic interactions between an steel girder bridge and a moving freight train. A non-linear, 100-ton, freight car vehicle model and a 70-ft...

Fatigue Evaluation of a Riveted Railroad Bridge
An 83 year old railroad bridge was analyzed for fatigue based on historical records such as the original schedules. Based on the number of cycles to date, corresponding to an effective...

Ballasted Single Ply Design Guide Development
A new roofing concept called ballasted single ply has now captured about 25% of the new and retrofit flat roof market. This concept relies on the use of ballast to provide the wind resistance...

Development of Intermodal Container Rail Terminals

 

 

 

 

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