This essay will encounter The Long Island Rail Road first years making. The rail road was developed because the rail roads planners wanted to expand a way to get to Boston. In order for this view to happen, the service needed to make rail-road through Long Island, so they made the LIRR with the help of legislature supplying the money with 1,500,000$. This caused for New York or Brooklyn to be linked to Boston. Even though the money was good start for making the rail road, it was still very difficult to make so they to find ways to make it more efficient.
Rail is the backbone of the overland transportation infrastructure in the both U.S. and other parts of the world. This has been the case since it was first introduced in the 19th century. From that time on, it has been a mainstay of overland transportation for both cargo and passenger transportation. Rail transportation is without a doubt the best mode of overland transportation for both small and large cargo that requires high efficiency. This is due to the cost effectiveness of rail as well as the shear amount of cargo that it can transport. In addition, rail has a long and proven history of performance that has continued to grow over the years. For instance, “In 1970, it took 2.1 ton-miles of freight transportation to produce $1 of goods GDP. In 2002, it took only 1.1 ton-miles to produce $1 of goods GDP” (Chopra, Meindl, & Vir Kalra, 2016, p. 441). There is also the ability for rail to be combined with one or more transportation methods to achieve the best mix of responsiveness and efficiency. Furthermore, there are many industries that depend on rail to carry their goods. This includes the transportation of goods from the agricultural industry, coal
Amtrak is a state-owned, for profit, national railroad Company that provides efficient rail service both long and short distance transportation services. Being the primary provider of passenger-rail service in the U.S has a network that connects more than 500 cities and towns in 46 states. It offers long-distance and short-distance service corridors throughout nationwide operating daily, offering several choice of service class – first class sleeping car, custom class and economic services for different age groups with different travel needs. Amtrak receives federal funds to be used for their operating expenses. Its ridership and revenue growth have progressively increased in the past five-year successfully building relationships with the public and customers, recreating branding, and improving new services/quality, and it projects a continued growth in passenger revenue at about 4% per year with modest growth in passenger ridership (Exhibit C4.1, Page 245).
Increased road capacity, reduced costs. A type of train like lane management also known as platooning will reduce traffic congestion drastically and increase overall capacity of existing road networks.
Hospitals are a place that most everyone will visit at some point in their life. Hospitals face many challenges such as uninsured patients, no access to quality care and the rising cost of healthcare. The system that has been evolving since the early 1800’s and is severely in need of an overhaul. The Affordable Care Act is trying to increase the quality and affordability of healthcare. With hospitals becoming such a huge part of our lives, and the healthcare system suffering America needs the Affordable Care Act to fix the issues with our healthcare system.
The people of Wisconsin who commute from Madison to Milwaukee and vice versa would find a High speed rail line useful for many reasons. Granted most people that commute from Madison to Milwaukee of vice versa aren’t doing it every day. They are generally just doing it once in a while. The technology of high speed rails is relatively simple; it consists of magnetic tracks repelling the train with a polar opposite magnet on the bottom. This creates a surface with little friction; therefore the train can go faster. A lot of factors come into play when the state thinks of funding this. Governor Walker rejected the funds and cancelled the project in 2010, but there are people that sill have hope. The cost of operation is in the millions per year and the initial set up cost is very large. But the revenue from the passengers should at least break even with the cost of operation each year. The state of Wisconsin should fund a high speed rail line from Madison to Milwaukee in order to cut down on green house gas emissions and take traffic off of the interstates.
The light rail case study of Norfolk LRT 2007 was based on a 7.4 mile route, utilizing nine light rail vehicles. A total of eleven stations that would encompassed seven stops for bus drop off and pick up points, as well as four stops that would align with park and ride points. According to the Hampton Roads Regional Model - surveys conducted along the purposed Norfolk LRT route indicated 450,000 vehicular daily trips of which 120,000 trips started and finished inside the study area, the remaining trips started outside the study area. The study concluded that with the need to improve the transit due to the high volume of traffic (Brinckerhoff & URS, 2007, p. 7).
Since the early 1990s, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) had been exploring public transit resolutions that would improve access to Cleveland’s two largest employment hubs, downtown Cleveland and University Circle. During this examination period, GCRTA’s discussions with the local communities and local business leaders specified that there was a major need for improved public transit mobility along the Euclid Avenue Corridor. These discussions led to the development and evaluation of alternatives to the current bus route that served this area, the local bus route #6. By coordinating with Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland, and by hosting a series of public meetings, GCRTA had more than enough input and assistance in the final determination of alternatives to meet the transportation needs of the community and the Euclid ...
Popular perception and attitude towards public transportation in the U.S is as diverse as the country itself. Nevertheless, people’s attitude towards transit has been one of the important drivers of the evolution of urban transportation systems in America. The evolution of transit, from being the primary mode of transportation a century ago and thereafter declining into a highly marginalized mode in the recent years, is a reflection of the evolution of people’s preferences over time. The diversity of attitudes is a result of the diversity in the stakeholders of public transportation. The common public, or the citizens, form the dominant section of these stakeholders. However, socio-economic variations within this section create diverse opinions, experiences, and therefore preferences for transit development and service. The second set of stakeholders encompasses political representatives and administrators who may reinforce public opinion through policy development and implementation. The third section consists of businesses and interest groups. The opinions of each of these groups may be moderated by local culture and history and other collective belief systems.
High-speed railway (HRL) systems have been used primarily over in such countries as Japan since 1964 and France since 1984. Recently the United States has generated interest in the high-speed railway as well. The proposed system would stretch from Miami through Orlando and end in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area. With bullet trains operating at top speeds of 220 miles an hour, the express travel time from downtown Miami to Orlando would take approximately 2.5 hours. Intercity travelers (trips between metropolitan regions) along with longer-distance commuters would enjoy the benefits of a system designed to connect with existing rail, air, and highway systems.
On the one hand, it is understandable if some people think that governments should expand more railroads rather than roads and streets. Firstly, it is obvious that when a country has extensive rail networks, it will positively affect the logistic cost. The selling price of many products would be cheaper since a single locomotive could carry tonnes of crops, goods or liquid products. Secondly, by building integrated subway stations in city