Evaluation of the Economic Viability of Narrow-Gauge Local Rail Systems

(Center Identification Number: 392-09) 

The purpose of this project is to investigate and determine whether narrow-gauge local rail is a viable transportation alternative in Florida. A number of proposals for transit greenways have been developed for various communities throughout Florida. One component of transit greenways is a small-scale rail trolley (without the catenary and noise) that would run parallel with a pedestrian path at a low rate of speed (10-15 mph). This would enable convenient access to and from the trolley at any point along its path, without the need for designated stops. Download the final report. For more information, contact Phil Winters at winters@cutr.usf.edu or Dennis Hinebaugh at hinebaugh@cutr.usf.edu.

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