THE GLIDEWAY SYSTEM

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE GLIDEWAY SYSTEM PROPOSAL OF MITS INTERDEPARTMENTAL SYSTEMS DESIGN COURSE FOR A HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR OF THE UNITED STATES ARE PRESENTED. THE SYSTEM USES AIR-SUPPORTED, ELECTRICALLY PRO- PELLED VEHICLES OPERATING AT 350 MPH. TO ASSURE FLEXIBILITY AND MINIMIZE DOOR-TO-DOOR TRAVEL TIME, THE SYSTEM EMPLOYS SMALL-CAPACITY VEHICLES AND AUTOMOBILE CARRIERS, AS WELL AS LARGER BUS-LIKE VEHICLES. A NETWORK OF SECONDARY LOOPS OPERATING AT LOWER SPEEDS IS PROPOSED TO AUGMENT THE HIGH- SPEED LINE BY PROVIDING IMPROVED ACCESS TO URBAN AREAS.

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Publication Date: 1966

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  • Accession Number: 00240893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 329 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1994 12:00AM