High Speed / Commuter Rail Suitability Analysis For Central And Southern Arizona

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Title:
High Speed / Commuter Rail Suitability Analysis For Central And Southern Arizona
Author:
Deveney, Matthew R.
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
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Abstract:
Current transportation methods within the Central Arizona region revolve primarily around automobiles. In order for the region to become more economically resilient and environmentally sustainable, alternative transportation methods must be considered. One such alternative that has shown great promise in other regions of the United States is rail transport. Rail transport, including commuter rail or high speed rail, has proven to not only be an effective alternative to automobile transport, but also as a more environmentally sustainable transportation option. The I-11 Super Corridor study, a part of the University of Arizona’s Sustainable City Project 2014, applied next generation urban planning design ideas to the planned Interstate 11 corridor, a major transportation artery that will connect Mexico and Canada. This study inspired this project’s focus on the concept of identifying suitable routes for new transportation infrastructure within the central and southern Arizona regions. Through the incorporation of commuter or high speed rail within central and southern Arizona, a more resilient regional economy and environment can be created. The previous I-11 Super Corridor study presented the incorporation of different regional factors, including population density and economic statistics, to determine suitable routes for future transportation corridors. This project integrates the utilization of specific local and regional data and advanced GIS analysis to determine suitable routes for new rail transport corridors within Maricopa, Pinal and Pima Counties.
Type:
Reports (Electronic)
Keywords:
GIS; High Speed Rail; Commuter Rail; Sustainability; Suitability Analysis; LUCIS; Central Arizona; Southern Arizona
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Geographic Information Systems Technology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleHigh Speed / Commuter Rail Suitability Analysis For Central And Southern Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDeveney, Matthew R.en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the MS-GIST Master's Reports collection. For more information about items in this collection, please contact the UA Campus Repository at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
dc.description.abstractCurrent transportation methods within the Central Arizona region revolve primarily around automobiles. In order for the region to become more economically resilient and environmentally sustainable, alternative transportation methods must be considered. One such alternative that has shown great promise in other regions of the United States is rail transport. Rail transport, including commuter rail or high speed rail, has proven to not only be an effective alternative to automobile transport, but also as a more environmentally sustainable transportation option. The I-11 Super Corridor study, a part of the University of Arizona’s Sustainable City Project 2014, applied next generation urban planning design ideas to the planned Interstate 11 corridor, a major transportation artery that will connect Mexico and Canada. This study inspired this project’s focus on the concept of identifying suitable routes for new transportation infrastructure within the central and southern Arizona regions. Through the incorporation of commuter or high speed rail within central and southern Arizona, a more resilient regional economy and environment can be created. The previous I-11 Super Corridor study presented the incorporation of different regional factors, including population density and economic statistics, to determine suitable routes for future transportation corridors. This project integrates the utilization of specific local and regional data and advanced GIS analysis to determine suitable routes for new rail transport corridors within Maricopa, Pinal and Pima Counties.en
dc.typeReports (Electronic)en
dc.subjectGISen
dc.subjectHigh Speed Railen
dc.subjectCommuter Railen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectSuitability Analysisen
dc.subjectLUCISen
dc.subjectCentral Arizonaen
dc.subjectSouthern Arizonaen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographic Information Systems Technologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/576107en
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