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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB80-175201. 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:
    • Albach, W C
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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