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Emerging Challenges and Opportunities of High Speed Rail Development on Business and Society

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The increasingly busy lives of people in modern society cause a high dependence on the transportation sector. Traffic congestion, road maintenance, and a myriad of other problems have led stakeholders to seriously examine alternatives to traditional road traveling. Emerging Challenges and Opportunities of High Speed Rail Development on Business and Society is an authoritative reference source on the promising aspects of high speed railway transportation to supplement road travel. Highlighting empirical research, implementations plans, and future opportunities, this book is ideally designed for government officials, researchers, upper-level students, and technology developers working in the field of transportation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Endorsements
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
    1. REFERENCE
  9. Acknowledgement
  10. Section 1
    1. Chapter 1: California High-Speed Rail
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CAP-AND-TRADE CHANGES EVERYTHING
      5. WHY HIGH-SPEED RAIL WILL WORK IN CALIFORNIA
      6. WHERE WE ARE, WHERE WE’RE GOING
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: California's “Fast-Track” to High-Speed Rail
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROGRESS ABROAD MAKES THE FUTURE CLEAR
      4. INCONSISTENT FUNDING, DELAYS, AND CHALLENGES
      5. HIGH-SPEED RAIL BOND APPROVAL
      6. NEW LEADERSHIP, NEW CHALLENGES
      7. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION AND BID PREPARATION
      8. FEDERAL FUNDING AND STARTER LINE
      9. CONTRACTING AND SCHEDULE
      10. LEADERSHIP AND CONSISTENT FUNDING
      11. THE BLENDED BOOKENDS
      12. REGIONAL TERMINAL PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION
      13. LEGAL ACTION FAVORS CHSRA
      14. FORMAL GROUNDBREAKING
      15. CONCLUSION
      16. REFERENCES
  11. Section 2
    1. Chapter 3: Comparing the Size of the Market in Potential High Speed Rail Corridors of the Midwest
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. APPROACH
      5. MODEL INPUTS
      6. RESULTS
      7. COMPARING RESULTS WITH PRIOR ESTIMATES
      8. COMPARISONS WITH OTHER REGIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
      14. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 4: Benefits Forgone
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF CHAPTER
      5. AVIATION BENEFITS FOREGONE FROM NOT BUILDING HPPR
      6. HIGHWAYS AND ROADWAYS CAPITAL AND MAINTENANCE COSTS
      7. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS FROM HPPR
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 5: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. High-Speed Rail Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHALLENGES AND CONSIDERATIONS FROM THE PROJECT AND INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES
      4. OVERSEAS EXPERIENCES
      5. LEVERAGING INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED
      6. CHALLENGES MOVING FORWARD
      7. OPPORTUNITIES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 6: Safety of Domestic High Speed Passenger Rail Operations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUMMARY
      4. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 7: Exploring the Airline-High Speed Rail Collaboration Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AIRLINE BUSINESS MODEL
      4. THE CHALLENGES
      5. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 8: Blended Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFERENCES
    7. Chapter 9: High Speed Rail in Canada
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE DEVELOPMENT OF HSR WORLDWIDE AND IN CANADA
      5. INFLUENTIAL ASPECTS OF THE HSR FEASIBILITY IN CANADA
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 10: High Speed Rail
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SW STUDY
      4. FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
      5. REFERENCES
  12. Section 3
    1. Chapter 11: Progress through Partnerships
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE EARY YEARS
      5. GEOFIGUREAL ROOTS
      6. THE PARTNERSHIP
      7. THE BUSINESS CASE
      8. COORDINATION AND FUND RAISING
      9. FRA GRANT OPPORTUNITY
      10. THE FUTURE
      11. MORE PARTNERSHIPS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. ENDNOTE
    2. Chapter 12: Are We There Yet? Perspectives of a Pioneering Visionary
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HIGH SPEED RAIL DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIANA
      4. BENEFITS OF HIGH SPEED RAIL
      5. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 13: High Speed Rail
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LIST OF TOPICS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors