Preliminaries to a Feasibility Analysis of Southern California Association of Government's Maglev Proposal for the Region

With a rapidly increasing population, economic expansion, and high levels of roadway and air traffic congestion, the Southern California Association of Government's (SCAG) envisions the use of maglev (a variant of high speed rail) to connect the region's airports and augment the transportation infrastructure. This request is for funding to research background to the issue, identify sources factors and beneficiaries of costs and benefits and design a study to address the feasibility of a "Decentralized High Speed-Connected Airport System" in Southern California. The anticipated product of this study will include documentation of: highlights of the SCAG maglev proposal; components and generalized unit costs of "high speed rail" and bus rapid transit systems; identification of potential sources of funding the connection; and an outline of key elements of a detailed study for the conduct of a feasibility analysis of the proposal. Other outcomes may include a Transportation Research Board (TRB) paper and presentation and materials to respond to requests for proposal at the state and national levels for feasibility studies of high speed rail in this era of high fuel costs.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Thornton, Rusty

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

      California Polytehcnic State Univeristy
      San Luis Obispo, CA  United States  93407
    • Principal Investigators:

      Nuworsoo, Cornelius

    • Start Date: 20080801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090531
    • Source Data: RiP Project 18127

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462579
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2008-SGP-1035
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:06PM