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High speed rail 01

  1. 1. HIGH SPEED RAIL(HSR) A TRAIN TO NOWHERE: YOU DECIDE! PREFACE TECHNOLOGY DESIGNATED HSR CORRIDORS BENEFITS, CHALLENGES, CONCLUSIONS9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 1
  2. 2. PREFACE Copy Right Fair Use Rule The following HSR information is provided for the exclusive use of the Olli High Speed Rail Session. It is to be used only by the OLLI HSR Session Members. The Copy Right Fair Use Rule is invoked for information taken from the following sources:  High Speed Rail WEB Information and Images;  The text book: “HIGH SPEED RAIL IN THE U.S. SUPER TRAINS FOR THE MILLENNIUM “ EDITED BY Thomas Lynch, Copyright 1998.  Employment experience at Westinghouse Electric, Ansaldo Transporti Signaling, Federal Railroad Administration and the University of Virginia Center of Safety- Critical Excellence.9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 2
  3. 3. PREFACE HSR SEMINAR GOALS• The Goals of the High Speed Rail Infrastructure Seminar are: – Understand: World-wide HSR Technology, Costs and the Limitations of the Available USA Technology; – Understand: Designated High Speed Corridors and their Feasibility, Safety, Ridership Risks and High Maintenance and Regulatory Requirements; – Understand: Challenges, Benefits, Costs, Ridership and Safety Regulations That Support HSR. 9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 3
  4. 4. PREFACE HSR INFRASTRUCTURE• Understand the High Speed Rail (HSR) Infrastructure: – Designated HSR Corridors; PREFACE – High Speed Train Technology and Electrification; – Thousands of Miles of New High Grade Track for HSR; – Advanced Positive Train Control Signaling; – Hundreds of Bridges; – Many Miles of Tunnels; – Hundreds of New Train Stations; – Numerous Support Facilities; – Migration of the Corridor Population; – Ridership Taken from Automobiles and Airlines.9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 4
  5. 5. PREFACE Costs, Benefits & Challenges• High Speed Rail Infrastructure Cost/Benefits• CONSIDER THE NATIONS STRUGGLE with the Designated High Speed Corridor Implementation – Ridership, Technology, Infrastructure, Population Shifts, Economics and a PREFACE Dysfunctional Political Process.• CONSIDER THE HSR COSTS AND BENEFITS: • Total Costs of Building and Operating an HSR Line; • Some Basic Arithmetic of HSR Costs; • Where HSR Benefits Come From? • HSR and its Effects Population Migration; • How a Designated HSR Route Impacts You.9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 5
  6. 6. PREFACE HSR Impact Statement  Evaluates Technical Alternatives, Easement Options, Safety, Environment Impacts and Costs. PREFACE  Evaluates Potential Impacts of an HSR Project Such as Population Migration, Traffic flow, Farmland, Home Properties and Communities along the Corridor.  Evaluates the Overall Economic Impact of the HSR on a Designated Corridor.9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 6
  7. 7. PREFACE Impact Statement Links • Impact Statement Links: PREFACE • Pittsburgh Maglev System: • PITTSBURGH MAGLEV SYSTEM IMPACT STATEMENT • Illinois Designated HSR Route: • ILLINOIS HSR IMPACT STATEMENT9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 7
  8. 8. PREFACE HSR Challenges • HSR Requires Government Financial Support and Strong Safety Regulations to Suceed. PREFACE • Ridership Determines Designated HSR Corridor Implementation and Financial Stability Sucess. • Corridor and Land-Use Considerations Determine the Financial Success, Ridership and Feasibility of a Designated HSR Route.9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 8
  9. 9. PREFACE Proposed Californian HSR Technology9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 9
  10. 10. PREFACE Siemens Valero HSR9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 10
  11. 11. PREFACE Designated HSR Corridors PREFACE East-West Not Connected No Ridership9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 11
  12. 12. PREFACE HSR Challenges GOVERNMENT FUNDING WORLD-WIDE AIR LINES TECHNOLOGY AUTOS POPULATION SHIFTS HSR IMPACT HIGHWAYS STATEMENTS RIDERSHIP9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 12
  13. 13. PREFACE WHY HSR CORRIDORS ? Do HSR Corridors Impact Population Migration? PREFACE What Contributions do HSR Corridors Make to National Jobs, Economy and the Time to Travel ?  What Happens to the Airline, Auto, Home Building and Energy Industries?  Who and What Benefits from HSR Corridors?9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 13
  14. 14. PREFACE Participate in HSR •PREFACE Participate in the HSR Public Square How Can You Debate? • Make your Views Known to Your Representative, Senator and the Whitehouse with a Strong Voice.9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 14
  15. 15. PREFACE QUESTIONS DISCUSSION TedGiras@comcast.net BREAK ( 10 MIN)9/16/2011 OLLI HIGH SPEED RAIL SEMINAR 15

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