Automated Transit: Planning, Operation, and Applications

Automated transit has been successfully implemented in several international locations, including Paris, Toronto, London, and Kuala Lumpur. However, application of automated transit to urban areas of the United States has been weak. This book offers a comprehensive discussion of the current state of automated transit around the world. The first chapter introduces the subject and describes the individual modes of the automated transit family. The second chapter traces its historical development. Technology specifications are covered in the third chapter. The fourth chapter discusses applications of automated transit, such as the driverless metro in Paris and various examples of people movers. In the fifth chapter, characteristics of automated transit applications are examined. The sixth chapter takes up assessment of automated transit performances. Planning considerations are reviewed in the seventh chapter. The eighth chapter looks at business models for automated transit applications, with the major models consisting of public owner and operator, private owner and operator, and public-private partnerships. The ninth chapter evaluates lessons learned from both successful and less-favorable applications of automated transit to date. The tenth chapter ends the book with a peek at future directions of the field.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Illustrations; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 224p

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  • Accession Number: 01664114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781118891001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2018 10:36AM