Moving way transportation systems are described as constituting means for massive movement of people in cities and in such places as airports, sprawling university campuses, shopping centers, rapid transit stations and the like, where traffic congestion or considerable walking distances occur. Principal issues affecting the development and implementation of moving way systems in the U.S. and abroad are discussed at this workshop, with a view to exchanging related socio-economic and technical concepts among the participants, while within bounds set by proprietary considerations. Engineering and economic data are presented not only to report prior state-of-the-art which goes back to the 1880's, but also to stimulate aggressive research and development activities in the private and public sectors. Questions of need, safety, financing, public acceptance and implementation of moving way transportation systems are discussed with the development of a regard for the difficult problems that remain to be solved. Optomistic attitudes are discernable, however, in the sense that vigorous action is already underway, contemplated and projected.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northeastern University

    Center for Continuing Education
    Boston, MA  United States  02115

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 313 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263670
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-11-0006-74-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1981 12:00AM