AIRTRANS URBAN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM, PHASE II. VOLUME 4: VEHICLE FABRICATION, TESTS AND DEMONSTRATION

The AIRTRANS system at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Texas, is representative of automated guideway transit (AGT) as it will likely develop in cities in the United States and around the world. AIRTRANS has provided transit service for passengers at the airport since January 1974. The system is operating with a high percentage of availability and degree of passenger acceptance. The report describes the fabrication, test and demonstration activities of the AIRTRANS Urban Technology Program. Improvements to the AIRTRANS AGT system in speed, reliability, cost, and all-weather capability for urban application have been evaluated. The primary objective of fabrication was to convert the Phase I test vehicle (T365) into a prototype AGT system suitable for urban application. Vehicle tests were made to evaluate and verify system and subsystem designs. Demonstration and revenue operations were accomplished at the airport. Detailed results of the above activities, conclusions, and implications for urban usage are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Executive Summary, PB80-179070, and Volume 5, PB80-157704. Sponsored in part by Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport Board, TX.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Vought Corporation

    Systems Division, P.O. Box 5907
    Dallas, TX  United States  75222

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport Board

    Dallas, TX  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Gerald, S B
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-TX-06-0020-79-5Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM