Production of next-generation Acela Express fleet underway
Stadler unveils TEX Rail Flirt DMU
Siemens invests in remote monitoring specialist Wi-Tronix
DB consortium selected for California high speed rail
Judge puts the skids on state’s proposed rail trail
Amtrak's CEO shares his vision for rail's future
Flight Rail: a new type of train?
America’s short lines play the long game
New York rail operator bolsters security after London bombing
Instead, the line, priced at $4.4 billion, would pull passenger from other transit lines. The route would connect Frederick and the Shady Grove Metro station in Montgomery County, and the 28-mile trip would be complete in about 46 minutes. The study was conducted by the Maryland Department of Transportation.
However, companies in the corridor that the monorail would serve say they need more transit options to attract younger workers.
The study showed that the monorail could serve between 34,000 and 47,000 riders daily, but 10,000 would come from transit systems like the MARC commuter rail and express buses. A little over 10,000 would be new riders, which would reduce traffic less than 1 percent on I-270 and other local roads.
“The ridership has been determined to be a concern due to the decrease in ridership anticipated from the other transit services and the overall lack of reduction of single-occupancy vehicle trips from I-270,” the study said.
Furthermore, the study revealed there would need to be a spike in development around potential monorail station sites and motorists would have to make a behavioral shift to switch to mass transit.
An aggressive construction schedule could have the monorail complete in five years with six stations. Officials still have not come up with a way to finance the project or cover the ongoing operating costs.
Read more articles on passenger rail.
The post Study: Monorail in Maryland would not be enough to reduce traffic appeared first on Railway Track and Structures.
This article first appeared on www.rtands.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2021 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.