FURI | Fall 2019

Analysis of Potential High Speed Rail Technology to Connect Arizona, Nevada and California

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The goal of this research is to provide a transportation plan for a high-speed rail system to connect major cities in the Southwest, specifically in Arizona, Nevada and California. Due to rapidly growing populations and increasing automobile travel, the expansion of highway systems will not meet the capacity of populations in the next decade. The implementation of high-speed rail can transform interstate travel by providing more economic accommodations along with faster, safer means of travel. Ridership, cost analysis and projections will be created and studied to provide n optimal high-speed rail configuration.

Student researcher

Amanda Minutello

Amanda G Minutello

Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering

Hometown: Sayville, New York, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2020