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Table 9-1 : Evaluation Factors and Metrics
Factors Early Metrics for Screening Metrics for Evaluation of Alternatives
Aging Infrastructure
  • NEC in a state of good repair
  • NEC in a state of good repair
  • Peak-hour trains
  • Peak-hour seats/passengers at major screenlines Annual trips
  • Annual passengers
  • Peak rail capacity utilization
  • Peak passenger capacity utilization
  • Annual trips
  • Annual passengers and passenger miles
  • Reduction in vehicle-miles traveled
  • Stations served by Intercity trains
  • Station-pairs served by Intercity trains
  • Airport stations
  • Daily trains serving airport stations (total number of trains)
  • Air-to-rail diversions
  • Daily service volumes between representative station - pairs and Connecting Corridors
  • Express trip time savings
  • Maximum trains per hour
  • Peak-hour trains operating on NEC
  • Travel-time savings in hours and minutes
  • Station-to-station travel times
  • Maximum train speeds
  • N/A
  • Redundancy for key network links-number of routes between city-pairs
  • Acres of the Representative Route vulnerable to flooding
  • Comparison of the vulnerability to flooding of off - corridor routes to that of the existing NEC
  • Number of stations vulnerable to flooding
Environmental Sustainability
  • Areas of environmental sensitivity
  • Change in greenhouse gas and criteria pollutants
  • Change in energy use
  • Compatibility with states and metropolitan planning organization transit-oriented development plans
Economic Growth
  • N/A
  • Employment impacts
  • Travel market savings in $2014M
  • Access to labor markets
  • Number of stations by metropolitan area
Environmental Impacts
  • Areas of environmental sensitivity
  • Magnitude of effects on EJ populations, conversion of land cover by type, water resources, threatened and endangered species, Section 4(f)/6(f), and cultural resources
Capital/O&M Costs
  • N/A
  • Total capital cost
  • Total O&M cost
  • N/A
  • Route miles by construction type

Source: NEC FUTURE team, 2015



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