INTRODUCTION: LIGHT-RAIL TRANSIT: PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY

The conference papers were presented in 5 sessions. The opening session relates accounts of light rail transit (LRT) successes in many cities. Problems and issues that have frustrated significant LRT development in the U.S. are explored in subsequent papers. A series of case studies examine where and how progress has been achieved. The basic dichotomy between socioeconomic and technological issues in the implementation of LRT is reflected in papers on such topics as network planning, joint development opportunities, and the formulation of functional specifications and fare collection, traffic engineering and power supply. The final session examines the future in the light of past experience. The session papers emphasize the overriding need to inform decision makers at all levels about the characteristics of LRT. Ignorance and bias must be removed before LRT can move forward on a broad front.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p 1
  • Monograph Title: Light rail transit: planning and technology
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1981 12:00AM