AIRTRANS URBAN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM, PHASE II. VOLUME 3: VEHICLE AND WAYSIDE SUBSYSTEMS
AIRTRANS, an Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) system, has provided transit service for passengers at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport since January 1974. The successful deployment of AGT technology prompted the investigation for the extension of this technology. The report describes the results of the vehicle and wayside subsystem task of the AIRTRANS Urban Technology Program. Improvements to the AIRTRANS AGT system to achieve reduced maintenance cost, increased reliability, improved energy efficiency and all-weather capability for urban applications have been evaluated, analyzed, tested and demonstrated to enhance urban suitability. The demonstration was accomplished by fabricating an urban prototype vehicle and placing it in test operation in the AIRTRANS system at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. The prototype vehicle improvements were made in the steering, propulsion, power collection, vehicle coupling, pneumatic, air compressor, door actuation, environmental control and suspension subsystems, and in vehicle maintenance access.
- See also Volume 2, PB80-175201. 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: 1979-10
- Pagination: 123 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated guideway transit; Energy conservation; Maintainability; Reliability; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00314074
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-TX-06-0020-79-4Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM