Hub Stations As Catalysts for Regional Growth: The Case of New York Penn Station

In both public and private discourse in the United States, high-speed rail (HSR) has been put forward as a sustainable solution to improving mobility within growing mega-regions, and maintaining the global economic competitiveness of American cities. However, capacity constraints and barriers, both physical and institutional, at major hub stations and within existing urban and metropolitan transport services will have an enormous impact on the ability to realize the accessibility, mobility, and agglomeration benefits associated with new high-speed rail (HSR) projects. This research proposes to use scenario planning and sensitivity analysis to understand the role that hub stations play in realizing the benefits of major transportation improvements, such as HSR. By using New York Penn Station as a case study, the project will examine how capacity constraints and intermodal connections can enhance or limit the societal benefits of major transport investment, considering especially the geographical multi-scale aspects of the context of Penn Station.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $200000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39269

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  • Accession Number: 01557117
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC31, MITR25-15
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2015 1:00AM