A Case Study of Cable-Propelled Transit to Be an Alternative Application to Conventional Means of Public Transportation

City planners and transport agents consider cable propelled transportation (CPT) as a real alternative to conventional means of public transport. It was mostly during the last decade, when CPT started to establish itself as an option due to the technological improvements as well as for evidencing the highest availability and safety indexes. For instance, the aerial tramway in Portland (USA) provides transportation services between the South Waterfront district and the main Oregon Health and Science University. In La Paz (Bolivia), a mass transit system is configured in terms of monocable detachable gondola, which currently extend for 10 km distributed in several lines. It is very likely that the proposed tricable detachable gondola will help to solve the traffic congestion problem in Lagos, Nigeria. This paper presents the implementation of CPT by describing the aforementioned technologies that are today transporting—or will transport in a near future—commuters in urban areas. Aiming to provide a comprehensive overview of the systems entire lifecycle, the text firstly specifies the transit oriented planning process for each case study, then highlights the project design aspects, and finally states the approach adopted for the operation and maintenance for a successful operational integration.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 262-267
  • Monograph Title: Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems 2016: Innovation in a Rapidly Urbanizing World

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01596938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479797
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2016 3:02PM