THE STATE OF URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION: VOLUME II--UMTA RD&D FINDINGS AND PROJECTS

THIS STUDY IS INTENDED TO: (1) SUMMARIZE, AGGREGATE, AND EXTRACT THE ESSENSE OF RESULTS OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION (RD&D) PROJECTS, TRANSIT INNOVATIONS AND RECENT URBAN EXPERIENCES; (2) DEVELOP CATEGORIZATION OF SUBJECT MATTER IN THE FIELD OF URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION RD&D; (3) IDENTIFY AND DISCUSS MAJOR AREAS OF INSUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE IN EACH CATEGORY; (4) ACCESS THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF OVERCOMING THE IDENTIFIED DEFICIENCIES; AND (5) DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CONTINUATION OF OR ENLARGED EMPHASIS ON PREVIOUS OR ONGOING UMTA RD&D PROGRAM AREAS. THE PURPOSE OF RD&D IS TO DEVELOP, DEMONSTRATE AND EVALUATE A SPECTRUM OF FEASIBLE IMPROVEMENTS IN URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY AND METHODS WHICH CAN BE IMPLEMENTED TO SOLVE LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS. THE SIX VOLUMES ARE: SUMMARY, UMTA RD&D FINDINGS AND PROJECTS, BUS TRANSIT RAIL TRANSIT, NEW SYSTEMS, AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS. THE PRIMARY BASIS FOR THE STRUCTURE OF THIS REPORT, VOLUME II, IS THE UMTA CATEGORIZATION SYSTEM. THE FIVE PRIMARY CATEGORIES ARE BUS TRANSIT, RAIL TRANSIT, NEW SYSTEMS, SYSTEMS ANALYISS, AND PLANNING AND SERVICE DEVELOPMENT. REVIEW OF UMTA RD&D PROGRAM IS COVERED IN DETAIL, INVOLVING REVIEW OF APPROXIMATELY 90 AVAILABLE REPORTS INITIATED SINCE JANUARY 1, 1969. AFTER REVIEW OF PROJECT, FINDINGS WERE EXTRACTED AND CATEGORIZED ACCORDING TO IMPACT AREA; THEN AGGREGATED AND SUMMARIZED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS FURNISHED. THE APPENDIX IS "PROJECT CATEGORIZATION." /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No UMTA-VA-06-0007-72-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Defense Analyses

    400 Army Navy Drive
    Arlington, VA  USA  22202
  • Authors:
    • Buck, P B
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1974 12:00AM