AIRTRANS URBAN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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 is composed of 13 single-lane miles of concrete guideway connecting 53 stations in 6 major terminal and parking areas of the airport. There is a fleet of 68 fully automatic electrically propelled vehicles, 59 of which currently operate over this guideway network. As of December 1979, the system had completed more than 19 million vehicle miles and carried 29 million passengers. The system is operating with a high percentage of availability and degree of passenger acceptance. This report summarizes the AIRTRANS Urban Technology Program (AUTP) performed under a federal grant from UMTA to the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Board. Improvements to the AIRTRANS AGT technology in speed, passenger acceptance, cost, reliability, and all-weather capability for urban applications have been made and evaluated during the program.
- See also report dated Oct. 79, PB80-179062. Sponsored in part by Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport Board, TX.
Vought CorporationSystems Division, P.O. Box 5907
Dallas, TX United States 75222
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport BoardDallas, TX United States
- Albach, W C
- Publication Date: 1980-2
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated guideway transit; Automation; People movers; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00314060
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-TX-06-0020-79-8Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 5 1981 12:00AM