Maglev Train Technologies and High-Speed Rail Programs: A Comprehensive Guide to Advanced Magnetic Levitation.

U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Published by Progressive Management, 2010
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Synopsis: This ringbound book and CD-ROM disc set provides a comprehensive guide to maglev train technology and America's new program of high-speed passenger rail travel, the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program (HSIPR), announced by President Obama in January 2010. This is the most comprehensive collection of official documents available on maglev train technology and high-speed passenger rail programs. This detailed material is heavily illustrated with color photographs, drawings, tables, and charts. The CD-ROM disc contains over 21,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat software, with dozens of reports about HSR and maglev research. The ringbound book provides reproductions of U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration reports on maglev technology development activities. Contents include: Background on Maglev; Maglev Technology Options; The German Technology; Japanese High-Speed Maglev; U.S. Maglev Technology; Maglev Deployment Program; Maglev Compared with OtherModes; Capital Costs; Costs of Maglev Systems; Cost Comparison with Other Modes of Transportation; Benefits Versus Costs; Transportation Perspective; Economic Perspective: Comprehensive Costs and Benefits; Maglev s Advantages, Disadvantages, and Uncertainties; Potential Advantages; Potential Disadvantages; Uncertainties; Terms and Acronyms; Comparison of Maglev Projects Planned for U.S. and Germany Using Transrapid Technology; Description Of Projects; Summary of Project Differences and Similarities; Comparison of Costs; California High-Speed Rail Authority s Reasons for Proposing Steel-Wheel Rather Than Maglev Technology; CFS Approach to Traffic Congestion Reduction; The Role of Frequency in the Travel Time Comparisons, and much more. Maglev is an advanced transport technology in which magnetic forces lift, propel, and guide a vehicle over a specially designed guideway. Utilizing state-of-the art electric power and control systems, this configuration can reduce or eliminate the need for wheels and many other parts, thereby minimizing mechanical friction and permitting excellent acceleration, with cruising speeds on the order of 300 mph or more. Thus Maglev, if built on alignments that support its highest capabilities, would provide: Passenger comfort and convenience; Matchless center-to-center travel times for city-pairs in the 200-300 mile distance range - for example, about one hour between midtown Manhattan and downtown Boston; and air-competitive trip times at longer trip distances than other high-speed ground transportation systems. Transrapid, a German company, has developed a Maglev technology that is in revenue service in Shanghai, China, where it links the city with its airport. Japan has developed a technologically different system that has reached the point where decisions on its deployment can be made. The United States has authorized a Magnetic Levitation Transportation Technology Deployment Program ( Maglev Deployment Program ) that would demonstrate a relatively short (30-50 mile) Maglev system in commercial service. Projects are currently being planned in four locations: Baltimore/Washington (MD-DC); Pittsburgh (PA); Las Vegas (NV) Anaheim (CA); and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Riverside (CA). The Department of Transportation (USDOT) is awarding $8 billion to states across the country to develop America's first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), these dollars represent an historic investment in the country's transportation infrastructure, which will help create jobs and transform travel in America. The awards will serve as a down-payment on developing or laying the groundwork for 13 new, large-scale high-speed rail corridors across the country.

About the Author: The professional CD-ROM is packed with over 21,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Macintosh systems. The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. Our news and educational discs are privately compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust.

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Publisher: Progressive Management
Publication Date: 2010
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