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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Oct. 79, PB80-179062. Sponsored in part by Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport Board, TX.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Vought Corporation

    Systems Division, P.O. Box 5907
    Dallas, TX  USA  75222

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport Board

    Dallas, TX  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Albach, W C
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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