TRANSIT MODE COMBINING THE BEST OF BUS AND RAIL
A transit modal concept has been developed which demonstrates good potential as an attractive yet realistic alternative for urban automobile commuters. Called BTV (for Bi-modal Transit Vehicle), the concept consists of rubber-tired automated transit vehicles operating in trains on exclusive guideways. At designated stations, certain of the vehicles are detached and driven manually by transit operating personnel onto surface streets for neighborhood distribution and collection. Urban commuters thus incur no time-consuming intermodal transfer.
- Prepared for meeting 20-23 August 1973.
New York, NY United States 10017
- Whitten, C F
- Hornung, H T
- Publication Date: 1973
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated vehicle control; Automobiles; Bus transit; Commuting; Forecasting; Guideways; Intelligent transportation systems; Intermodal transfer; Mode choice; Needs assessment; Public passenger vehicles; Public transit; Railroad commuter service; Railroad stations; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: User needs
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Automated transit system; Bi-modal transit vehicle; Bus transportation (Intracity); Modal selection
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00051458
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: 730722
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 5 1976 12:00AM