FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR NEW SYSTEMS OF URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION
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.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH United States 43201
- Leis, R D
- Cheaney, E S
- SIMONS, N
- Publication Date: 1972-11
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 96 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Design; Economic efficiency; Environmental impacts; Land use; Public transit; Safety; Transportation; Travel time
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Transportation systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Land use effects
- Subject Areas: Design; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General);
- 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