METRO GUIDEWAY: AN INTEGRATED URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

THE GREATEST NEED OF FUTURE URBAN TRANSPORTATION IS FOR IMPROVED ARTERIAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES IN LARGER METROPOLITAN AREAS. TO PROVIDE FOR THESE NEEDS BY CONVENTIONAL MEANS, INCLUDING ADDITIONAL URBAN FREEWAYS, EXPRESSWAYS, ARTERIAL STREETS, AND PUBLIC RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS, WILL ENTAIL THE EXPENDITURE OF LARGE SUMS OF MONEY AND WILL CREATE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS THAT WILL LIMIT THE PUBLIC ACCEPTABILITY OF THE NEW FACILITIES. IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO REDUCE SUCH ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COSTS THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ARTERIAL SYSTEMS. AN INTEGRATED URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM CALLED THE METRO GUIDEWAY IS DESCRIBED. THIS WOULD PROVIDE AN AUTOMATED ROADWAY NETWORK ACCOMODATING DUAL-MODE AUTOMOBILES, PERSONAL AND GROUP RAPID TRANSIT VEHICLES, AND AUTOMATED FREIGHT CARRIERS. A BRIEF RESUME IS GIVEN OF THE CURRENT PROGRAM OF DESIGN, ANALYSIS, AND EVALUATION OF THE METRO GUIDEWAY CONCEPT. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 26-37
  • Monograph Title: New transportation systems and technology
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1973 12:00AM