TRANSIT EXPRESSWAY REPORT-PHASE II

UNDER SPONSORSHIP OF PORT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGANY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, TRANSIT EXPRESSWAY WAS DEMONSTRATED AND TESTED IN A FULL SCALE EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT. THIS REPORT INCLUDES CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT, DEMONSTRATION, TESTING AND EVALUATION OF SYSTEMS AND SUBSYSTEMS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PHASE I. TEST FACILITY IS LOCATED IN ALLEGANY COUNTY'S SOUTH PARK, 11 MILES SOUTH OF PITTSBURG, PA. CBD. TRANSIT EXPRESSWAY ENVISIONS A SYSTEM OPERATING ON FIXED GUIDEWAYS WITH CONTINUOUS HEADWAYS AS CLOSE AS 90 SECONDS. SYSTEM IS BASED ON OPERATING COMPACT, MINIMUM WEIGHT VEHICLES TO PROVIDE ECONOMY OF OPERATIONS IN OFF-PEAK HOURS AND STILL MAINTAIN HIGH FREQUENCY SERVICE. THE ALL ELECTRIC FULLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES RESEMBLE BUSES AND RUN ON 4 PAIRS OF DRIVEN PNEUMATIC TIRES. THE PROJECT IS COMPRISED OF 9,360 FOOT LONG MAIN GUIDEWAY, PRINCIPALLY ON AN AERIAL STRUCTURE WITH A SHORT SECTOR OF AT-GRADE GUIDEWAY. FORMS COMPLETE LOOP WITH STATIONS AT NORTH AND SOUTH ENDS. ROLLING STOCK IS 3 VEHICLES OPERATED SIMULATANEOUSLY OR SINGULARLY. SPECIFIC DISCUSSION OF TEST INCLUDES SPUR ROADWAY WITH 10% GRADE, EMERGENCY WALKWAY, GROUNDING CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS CLEARLY DELINEATED. PHOTOGRAPHS, DIAGRAMS, TABLES AND FIGURES PRESENTED. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • UMTA-PA-06-0009-73-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mpc Corporation, Penn

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  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 285 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Demo
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM