This report establishes functional specifications as a basis for detailed engineering specifications of new urban mass transportation systems. These specifications are derived from desirable attributes of such systems from the viewpoints of the passenger, the operator, and the general public. These attributes include travel time, cost, comfort, convenience, safety, reliability, maintainability, adaptability, profitability, environmental and land-use effects. Based on these attributes, specifications (functional specifications) are developed in terms of quantitative values of transport system design variables, including safety features of the vehicles, aesthetics, vehicle design (lighting, noise, vibration, size, passenger loading etc.), station design, scheduling, costs, pollution effects, land use effects, and operating efficiency (station spacing, velocity, waiting time, seating accommodation). It is suggested that further research is required into vehicle comfort, safety, level of a service requirements, and user preferences.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201
  • Authors:
    • Leis, R D
    • Cheaney, E S
    • SIMONS, N
  • Publication Date: 1972-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00291003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-INT-RDC-8.71.2 R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM