The paper discusses some of the specific requirements of the General Motors DMTS (dual mode transit system) and their effects on the guideway design.ost of these requirements permit the design variables (e.g., vehicle speed, vehicle type, lateral wander) to be narrowed and offer considerable potential for cost reduction relative to conventional highways. Unique aspects of guideway geometry are discussed; and the constraints that these geometric factors impose on network configuration are examined. Important conclusions of the structural analyses are presented from the viewpoint of the transportation planner. Finally, descriptions of the preferred guideway designs are presented. The guidway design concept discussed in the paper evolved mainly from engineering analysis and approaches. functional requirements, system economics, and safety. However, throughout the process, guidance and review were provide by the architectural member of the DMTS team. The architectural inputs included an aesthetic evaluation of the elevated guideway design.

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    • This paper appears in Dual Mode Transportation, which is a publication containing the proceedings of a conference conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 29-31, 1974.Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Triner, Neil H
    • Robertson, Leslie
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00149283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM