The main objective of the program was to make rapid rail transportation more attractive to the urban traveler by providing existing and proposed transit systems with service that is comfortable, reliable, safe, and as economical as possible. The short-range goal was the demonstration of the state of the art in rapid rail vehicular technology; the long-range goal was the development and demonstration of improved vehicles. The State-of-the-Art Car (SOAC), incorporating the latest transit railcar technology, was developed and tested. The two cars fabricated were demonstrated in revenue service on six transit properties.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Oct 78, PB-301 168.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Vertol Company

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

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Griffin, D K
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0026-79-8Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-10007
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1980 12:00AM