OPERATIONS ANALYSIS OF AUGMENTED-GUIDEWAY SYSTEMS - MONOGRAPH NO 6

THE SYSTEM CONCEPT EMBRACES ALL FORMS OF GUIDEWAYS FROM IMPROVED FOOT PATHS THROUGH FREEWAYS TO SOPHISTICATED AUTOMATED DESIGNS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PRESENT REPORT IS TO RECOMMEND A STUDY FROM WHICH EVALUATIVE CRITERIA FOR AUGMENTED GUIDEWAY SYSTEMS CAN BE FASHIONED. GENERAL GUIDELINES ARE DEVELOPED FOR CLASSIFYING THE GUIDEWAYS ACCORDING TO FUNCTIONAL, OPERATIONAL, AND ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS. EIGHT FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS ARE EXAMINED: (1) THE IMPROVEMENT IN AVERAGE SPEED OFFERED BY AUGMENTED SEGMENTS OF A GUIDEWAY NETWORK; (2) THE PROPORTION OF A TOTAL GUIDEWAY NETWORK WHICH IS AUGMENTED; (3) THE UNITS WHICH MOVE OVER THE GUIDEWAY (E.G., PEOPLE VERSUS VEHICLES, OR IDEPENDENTLY CONTROLLED VERSUS AUTOMATED UNITS); (4) THE TYPE OF OVERALL NETWORK INTO WHICH AUGMENTED SEGMENTS WOULD BE INTEGRATED; (5) ACCESS (I.E., THE NUMBER OF POINTS AT WHICH THE SYSTEM COULD BE ENTERED OR EXITED, AND THE NUMBER OF ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR REACHING THE GUIDEWAY); (6) THE MARKET SIZE WHICH THE SYSTEM WILL SERVE; (7) SYSTEM CAPACITY AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEMAND VOLUME AND PERFORMANCE; AND (8) ECONOMIC ASPECTS. THE PROPOSED STUDY OF AUGMENTED GUIDEWAY SYSTEMS WOULD COVER FOUR PHASES DEALING WITH: (1) THE DESCRIPTION OF PRESENT CONCEPTS, PROBLEMS, AND LITERATURE; (2) THE IDENTIFICATION OF SPECIFIC ELEMENTS WHICH REQUIRE ADDITIONAL STUDY; (3) THE COMPLETION OF RESEARCH PROJECTS INTO THOSE ELEMENTS; AND (4) EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS. THE REPORT CONCLUDES WITH A BRIEF STATEMENT OF TIME AND COST ESTIMATES. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO NSS-3
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Memorial Institute

    Columbus, OH  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Lobdell, N E
  • Publication Date: 1967-10

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Guideways
  • Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Society; Terminals and Facilities;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM