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High-Speed Rail Route and Regional Mobility with a Ras-ter-Based Decision Support System: The Texas Urban Triangle Case

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This study addresses sustainable transportation in the Texas Urban Triangle at the regional scale. Its aim is to determine the most suitable corridor for new transport infrastructure by employing a spatial decision support system proposed in this project. The system is being tested through its application to a prototype corridor parallel to Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Austin. The basic research questions asked are spatial in nature, so accordingly the geographic information system is the primary method of data analysis. The overall modeling approach is devoted to answering the following questions: What are the considerations to support sustainable growth? What scale or type of infrastructure is necessary? And how to adequately model the transportation corridors to meet the demands and to sustain the living environment at the same time?

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H. Kim, D. Wunneburger and M. Neuman, "High-Speed Rail Route and Regional Mobility with a Ras-ter-Based Decision Support System: The Texas Urban Triangle Case," Journal of Geographic Information System, Vol. 5 No. 6, 2013, pp. 559-566. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2013.56053.

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