TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH IN CHICAGO

PLANNING AREAS RELATED TO SERVICE, MARKETING, OPERATION AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (CTA) AND IMPORTANT AREAS OF NEED IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ARE DISCUSSED. MODERNIZATIONS SUCH AS THE OPERATION OF A RADIO STATION FOR 2-WAY COMMUNICATION, THE USE OF AN AUTOMATIC TRAIN DISPATCHING SYSTEM IN LINE SUPERVISION TECHNOLOGY, EXPANSION OF THE SYSTEM OF COMMUNICATION AND OPERATION SUPERVISION, THE EXTENSION OF THE RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM, THE USE OF BUSES TO COMPLEMENT THE LATTER SYSTEM AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A UNIQUE SERVICE TO A SUBURBAN INDUSTRIAL LOCATION ARE DISCUSSED. THE BUS-MONITOR SYSTEM IS A DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF SPEED AND DEPENDABILITY. RIGHT-OF-WAY AND RESERVED LANE TECHNIQUES FOR BUSES NEED DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING. FUNDING AND PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE ASPECTS OF MARKETING, BUS DESIGN, RAPID TRANSIT CAR EQUIPMENT, PUBLIC INFORMATION MARKETING AND WAYS OF QUANTIFYING TRADE-OFFS OF ROUTE CHANGES NEED DEVELOPMENTAL INVESTIGATION. THE POTENTIAL IN THE USE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND VISUAL-AUDIO COMMUNICATION AND THE EXPERIENCE OF CTA IN THIS FIELD IS DESCRIBED. THERE IS A NEED FOR SERVICES TO COMMUNITES IN LIGHT DENSITY AREAS. MODELS FOR TRAFFIC ESTIMATION NEED TO BE DEVELOPED AND REVENUE HANDLING IN BUSES MUST BE MODERNIZED. FARE POLICY IS INDICATED AS A FIELD FOR RESEARCH AS IS ALSO CAPITAL INVESTMENT, PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING. THE EXTENT OF THE CTA BUDGET EXPENDED ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IS GIVEN AND THE NECESSITY FOR GOVERNMENTAL AID PROGRAMS IS EMPHASIZED.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: p. 4-7
  • Monograph Title: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH NEEDS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021510
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM