APPLICATIONS OF BART PROGRAM EXPERIENCE TO THE UMTA URBAN RAPID RAIL VEHICLE AND SYSTEMS PROGRAM

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System prototype car demonstration program was observed and reviewed to identify possible improvements applicable to the State-Of-The-Art Car (SOAC) and Advanced Concept Train (ACT) projects within the Urban Rapid Rail Vehicle and Systems Program. Such improvements which were incorporated in SOAC during the design phase involved the windshields, side window material, brakes, propulsion motor cooling and coupling, console, equipment trays, accessibility and noise specifications. These and other requirements based on BART experience were considered during the ACT study and proposal efforts and are reflected in the specifications for the ACT-1 vehicles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Company

    Vertol Division
    Philadelphia, PA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: D174-10016-1 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-10007
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1981 12:00AM