"Green" and Efficient Rail Transportation - Analysis of Options (AOA) and Trade-Offs

The objective of this project is to: (1) review United States (US) and UIC/European Union (EU) initiatives on "green" passenger and freight rail transportation, underlying technologies and "Best Practices" (BPs); (2) identify BPs applicable and transferrable to the US rail environment; (3) analyze the cost-benefit tradeoffs of US rail energy efficiency and environmental emissions; (4) address Transportation Research Board (TRB) recommendation #5 to undertake R&D on rail energy efficiency and environmental footprint; and (5) issue a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) summary report and guidance to respond to the President's "20 in 10" energy initiative.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Equipment and Components


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $130000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Association of American Railroads Technical Center

    3140 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616
  • Start Date: 20061001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30694

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465249
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM