This perodically updated reference manual reports the latest developments in transit technology in standard format using consistent definitions. This issue presents the status of current development in automated guideway transit (AGT). AGT is a class of transport system in which fully automated and unmanned vehicles, either individual or in trains, operate on fixed guideways along exclusive right-of-way with electric propulsion. Generally AGT systems are classified as either personal rapid transit (PRT) or group rapid transit (GRT). While much effort was devoted to PRT in the 1970s, none are today in operation and there are no prospects for near-term implementation. AGT has matured as GRT with such systems showing the ability to service a variety of public transportation needs in activity centers such as airports, recreation facilities, shopping centers, hospitals and universities. Some are in regular transit service. Typical AGT systems are expected to provide intermediate capacity service (3000 to 15,000 passengers per hour), although some operate for as few as 1000 per hour. Information on 35 systems worldwide is given. International Transit Compendium series is a continuation of the Lea Transit Compendium. ITC reflects the expanded international organization which now publishes the work and also international sponsorship by firms in the U.S., Canada and Federal Republic of Germany.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lea (ND) Transportation Research Corporation

    Dulles International Airport, P.O. Box 17030
    Washington, DC  United States  20041

    SNV Studiengesellschaft Nahverkehr mbH

    Lokstedter Weg 24
    D-2000 Hamburg 20,   Germany 

    Lea (ND) and Associates Limited

    P.O. Box 188
    Oakville, ONo L6J 5A2,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1983


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Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 284 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM