Feasibility of Linear Synchronous Motor Truck Lanes to Reduce Pollution and Congestion on Inland Empire Freeways

The recent interest in "clean" movement of containers along Southern California freeways has prompted the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) to develop requirements for zero-emission container transport. This proposal (1) describes a realistic approach to reduction of goods movement pollution--the LSM/HA propulsion system, (2) proposes a detailed study of both the implementation and operational plans for such a system, and (3) provides a preliminary estimate of the pollution reduction capability of such a system.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $50000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
    • Project Managers:

      Thornton, Rusty

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State University, Long Beach

      1250 Bellflower Boulevard
      Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
    • Principal Investigators:

      James, Kenneth

    • Start Date: 20091001
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24521

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461784
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2009-NBG-1045, GT10131
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:52PM