As the result of a sequence of mishaps and incidents occurring in the automated operation of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system since partial revenue service was inaugurated last September 11, considerable skepticism has been expressed by many sources as to the safety of this ultrasophisticated mass-transit system. These critical evaluations led to the empaneling of a select three-man committee to report on the safety of the BART ATC system. In brief, the panel did not find the system's present mode of operation unsafe, but said the present system would not provide adequate passenger safety under full-scale operation, and recommended modifications and redesign to correct the deficiencies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Friedlander, G D
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 40-44
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IEEE Spectrum
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1982 12:00AM