Abstract

The purpose of this research is to analyze the use of the public train usage in Central Florida to determine the feasibility of high-speed rail usage in the future. This study will be split into parts and expanded upon. The first part will observe rider perspective, values, and issues regarding rail transportation as is available in Central Florida. In further installations, which will be conducted separately from this thesis, there will be an analysis of the providers of rail transportation. It is hypothesized that there will be a moderate demand for rail transportation used by the public.

Original: The main purpose of this descriptive research is to describe the feasibility of high speed rail in the United States. Feasibility is defined as the determining factor in the sustainability of a project. In the case of this research study, high speed rail is the project and is defined as a specialized railroad system, including dedicated tracks and specialized rolling stock, that travels upward of 125mph. It is hypothesized that the feasibility in high speed rail is high due to the current functioning transportation systems in Florida.

Thesis Completion

2022

Semester

Summer

Thesis Chair

Seigler, Daniel

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department

Public Administration

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Release Date

8-15-2022

Restricted to the UCF community until 8-15-2022; it will then be open access.

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