ACT-1: URBAN RAPID RAIL VEHICLE AND SYSTEMS PROGRAM. ENGINEERING TEST OF ACT-1 VEHICLE AT TRANSPORTATION TEST CENTER

This document contains a description of the ACT vehicles as delivered to UMTA, including major changes incorporated during testing at the Transit Test Center (TTC), in Pueblo, Colorado, and the rationale for these changes. The test program is described in detail and results are presented for checkout, adjustment, engineering, and acceptance testing of the ACT vehicles. These vehicle tests include: (1) crash attenuation; (2) performance tests, i.e., acceleration, speed regulation, deceleration, power consumption, thermal duty cycle, slip/spin efficiency, ride quality data, and acoustics data. The instrumentation system description is included in the appendix. The test program results in confirmation of significant achievements in vehicle operating efficiency; technology advances in component design and integration; and of considerations for passenger safety, security, and comfort.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB80-155294.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Vertol Company

    Surface Transportation Systems Department, P.O. Box 16858
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 455 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: D174-10054-1 Final Rpt., UMTA-IT-06-0026-79-6
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-10007
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM