Past Relevant Projects

Investigating Technical Challenges and Research Needs Related to Shared Corridors for High-Speed Passenger

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a report in June 2013 on their website entitled “Investigating Technical Challenges and Research Needs Related to Shared Corridors for High-Speed Passenger and Railroad Freight Operations”. It was written by Rapik Saat, PhD, Research Assistant Professor for RailTEC, and Professor Chris Barkan, PhD, Executive Director of RailTEC. The report discusses the technical challenges associated with shared high-speed passenger and freight rail corridors, describes an effort to prioritize the challenges, and presents an in-depth literature review of specific high-priority challenges to identify existing research and future research needs. Click here to read the report. 

The University of Illinois High-Speed Rail Study

The University of Illinois released the final report of a preliminary feasibility study for a 220-mph high-speed rail (HSR) passenger service between Chicago, Champaign-Urbana and beyond. More...

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