RailTEC Energy Efficiency Research Published

December 2015: The final report of the National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP) Project 02-01, Comparison of Passenger Rail Energy Consumption with Competing Modes, has been published by TRB. RailTEC played a key role in this research as a subcontractor to TranSys Research Ltd. NCRRP Report 3 provides tools that can be used to compare energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of intercity and commuter passenger rail with those of competing travel modes for door-to-door trips within a corridor. The report also summarizes the research conducted to develop the model and presents a set of case study applications covering various passenger rail corridors in the United States. The project report, supporting files and a brief summary description can be found here.