URBAN RAPID RAIL VEHICLE AND SYSTEMS PROGRAM
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.
- See also report dated Oct 78, PB-301 168.
Boeing Vertol CompanySurface Transportation Systems Department, P.O. Box 16858
Philadelphia, PA United States 19142
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Research and Development
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Griffin, D K
- Publication Date: 1979-12
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternating current motors; Brakes; Braking performance; Comfort; Development; Light rail vehicles; Passenger cars; Passenger comfort; Rapid transit; Rapid transit cars; Reliability; Ride quality; Safety; Synchronous motors; Systems engineering; Traction drives; Urban transportation; Vehicle components; Vehicle design; Vehicles
- Identifier Terms: State of the Art Car (Rapid transit car)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Performance analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Passenger car design; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Design; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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