ASSESSMENT OF THE MUELLER AEROBUS SYSTEM: THE SYSTEM INSTALLED AND OPERATED FOR THE BUNDESGARTENSCHAU 1975, MANNHEIM, GERMANY

This report describes the results of an assessment of the Mueller Aerobus System as it was installed and operated for the Bundesgartenschau 1975 (Federal Garden Show 1975) in Mannheim, Germany. This was the first application of this new transportation system which is based on cableway technology. It provided dual direction, scheduled passenger service between two distant points of the Garden Show, from April 18, 1975 to October 19, 1975. The report provides factual engineering information concerning the technical subsystems. System operational performance, system assurance, human interface, and safety and security were assessed. An evaluation of the distribution of capital and operating and maintenance costs, unit costs of service, and equivalent costs is presented. System development and implementation history are also summarized. Information and data for this study were collected from site visits, visits to the developer/manufacturer, interviews with representatives of the operator and system developer and other literature.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lea (N. D.) and Associates, Incorporated

    Washington, DC  USA 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bamberg, W
    • Elms, C P
    • Hosenthien, H H
    • Voss, W
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 262 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0189-79-2Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-80002
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1982 12:00AM