Intercity and High Speed Rail Passenger Distribution

The Texas Central Railway company is in the process of developing a high speed rail line from Dallas to Houston, Texas. Plans are for 8 car trains that accommodate 200 people per vehicle scheduled every 30 minutes. In addition, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and officials in Austin, Houston and San Antonio are investigating intercity rail to provide frequent rail service linking those cities. After arriving, passengers will need disbursement throughout the cities from the rail terminal station. The menu of options includes passenger pick-up, taxi/limousine, rental car or public transportation. This research will investigate the distribution patterns of northeastern cities with a history of intercity ground transportation as well as distribution patterns from a Houston area airport to estimate anticipated mode split of passengers disembarking from intercity rail systems in Texas.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Tooley, Melissa

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas Southern University, Houston

    3100 Cleburne Street
    Houston, TX  United States  77004
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lewis, Carol

  • Start Date: 20150201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39082

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01553708
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southwest Region University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC06, 600451-00050
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 20 2015 1:00AM