Amanda G Minutello
Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering
Hometown: Sayville, New York, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2020
FURI | Fall 2019
Analysis of Potential High Speed Rail Technology to Connect Arizona, Nevada and California
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.
Mentor: Ram Pendyala