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This thesis will aim to study how organizational structure, interests and interactions affect the economic, physical and social impacts of major rail station development, particularly stations impacted by planned high-speed rail development. Evaluating how these important rail stations are developed and organized and how governments and the public value them can offer insight into these projects' true benefits. In all, this research will aim to inform how best to develop rail stations (and broader rail infrastructure projects) and address associated organizational and infrastructural problems. Relevant research questions include: (1) How does a major intercity rail innovation (high speed rail [HSR] planning and development) augment the importance of a rail hub and impact its development and societal purpose? (2) What organizational and economic interests cause the greatest impacts on rail station development? (3) How do organizations assert their interests at major rail hubs? And do these efforts also influence how these organizations work in other related capacities?


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Sussman, Joseph

    • Start Date: 20160101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180131
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01640844
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National University Rail Center (NURail)
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC52, NURail2017-MIT-R04
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jul 10 2017 3:21PM