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High Speed Rail Planning, Policy, and Engineering, Volume II by Terry L. Koglin

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CHAPTER 17

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SUMMARY OF PROPOSED SYSTEM

As can be seen, there are many possible options when one is considering a high-speed rail system to be built in the United States. The following details describe, for one particular market, what is believed to be the best possible system to accomplish the goals of fast, environment-friendly ground transportation that returns an adequate profit to investors.

ROUTE

The system would operate on available trackage initially, so that business can be built up and capital generated for development into the ideal configuration. The route would be from a terminal in the Jersey Meadows, connecting to Amtrak’s main line to Morrisville, Pennsylvania, then proceeding along Norfolk Southern’s ...

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