This study, Phase II, completes the assessment of AIRTRANS, the automated guideway system located at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. The Phase I assessment report: "Assessment of Operational Automated Guideway Systems--AIRTRANS (Phase I)" (PB-261 339), covered concepts, history, technical evaluation, and performance through September, 1976. The work for Phase II was performed between June 1977 and June 1979, and has four main areas of coverage: (1) changes in system configuration including the addition of employee service and the modifications of the failure management and control systems; (2) the availability, reliability, and maintainability history of the system and its components; (3) the operational safety history of the system; and (4) a life cycle cost study of the system. Availability was not defined in the original AIRTRANS specification, and several definitions have been used.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Department of Transport, Paris (France). See also report on Phase 1, PB-261 339.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Watt, C W
    • ELLIOTT, D
    • Dunoye, D
    • Dooley, T
    • Kwok, W S
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 338 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-79-19 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0067-79-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM