A Comparative Analysis of High Speed Rail Station Development into Destination and/or Multi-use Facilities, (MNTRC, UCLA)

As has been have learned from the investigators' previous research and from a burgeoning literature on high-speed rail (HSR) development, good station-area planning is a very important prerequisite for the eventual successful operation of a high-speed rail station; it can also trigger opportunities for economic development in the station area and the station-city. A developing literature and experience from international examples of HSR stations can provide valuable lessons for the California HSR system in general, and the San Jose Diridon station in particular. The investigators have developed significant experience on the topic through a number of recent research studies, as well as through contacts with international scholars and with transportation and planning practitioners, who have been at the forefront of HSR development and operations in Europe. The proposed study will take advantage of these contacts and knowledge to identify and draw lessons from HSR station examples from Europe that share similarities across several criteria with the San Jose area context. Additionally, the investigators will draw information from relevant local actors and stakeholders to better tailor their recommendations to the particular California context. Thus, the purpose of the different research tasks—literature review, case studies of European railway stations, survey of existing station plans and other planning documents for the Diridon station, station area analysis, and interviews with station area planners and designers– is to ultimately compile timely recommendations for the successful planning of the Diridon station and other stations along the California HSR corridor.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      Sacramento, CA  United States  95819

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Iacobucci, Lauren

    • Performing Organizations:

      Mineta National Transit Research Consortium

      San José State University
      210 North 4th Street
      San José, CA  United States  95112

      University of California, Los Angeles

      Los Angeles, CA  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia

    • Start Date: 20150811
    • Expected Completion Date: 20161230
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01620583
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
    • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 4 2017 10:55AM