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

THIS REPORT REVIEWS ONE TASK ELEMENT OF THE UMTA URBAN RAPID RAIL VEHICLE AND SYSTEMS PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM OBJECTIVE IS TO ENHANCE THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF RAIL RAPID TRANSPORTATION TO THE URBAN TRAVELER BY PROVIDING EXISTING AND PROPOSED TRANSIT SYSTEMS WITH SERVICE THAT IS AS COMFORTABLE, RELIABLE, SAFE AND ECONOMICAL AS POSSIBLE. THE BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT (BART) SYSTEM PROTOTYPE CAR DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM AND EARLY REVENUE SERVICE HAVE BEEN 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 & 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. IN ADDITION, THE ACT-2 PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS INCLUDE AREAS OF INVESTIGATION SUGGESTED BY THE RESULTS OF THE BART PROGRAM. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • GRANT DOT-UT-10007 IT-06-0026-73-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Vertol Co

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  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM