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TRB’s National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP) Report 3: Comparison of Passenger Rail Energy Consumption with Competing Modes 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 along a designated travel corridor.

The report summarizes the research used to develop the model and presents a set of case study applications. A technical document and user guide for the Multi-Modal Passenger Simulation Model (MMPASSIM) and a spreadsheet tool for using and customizing the model are provided as a CD attached to this report.

The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.

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CD-ROM Disclaimer - This software is offered as is, without warranty or promise of support of any kind either expressed or implied. Under no circumstance will the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine or the Transportation Research Board (collectively "TRB") be liable for any loss or damage caused by the installation or operation of this product. TRB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability or the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not in any case be liable for any consequential or special damages.

NCRRP Web-Only Document 1: Technical Document and User Guide for the Multi-Modal Passenger Simulation Model for Comparing Passenger Rail Energy Consumption with Competing Modes supplements the report.

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Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Comparison of Passenger Rail Energy Consumption with Competing Modes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/22083.

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Publication Info

208 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-37497-2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/22083
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