DUAL MODE PLANNING CASE STUDY--MILWAUKEE VOLUME 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND PLANNING ANALYSIS

Today's transportation planner confronts ever-changing issues and options within a variety of planning contexts. To provide assistance, the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's Planning Methods and Support Program researches, develops, and distributes planning tools. These tools include the documentation of novel planning These tools include the documentation of novel planning studies, new design, forecasting techniques, and research results. This study analyzes the operation, economics, and impacts of dual mode transit systems in an urban case study setting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A dual mode transit system is one which utilizes vehicles capable of driverless operation on a reserved guideway and manual operation over streets and highways. Therefore, this system is theoretically capable of providing no-transfer service to transit patrons. The study is exemplary for at least three reasons: 1) the innovative methods for examining futuristic technology in an actual urban setting; 2) the interaction of providing no-transfer service to transit patrons. The study is exemplary for at least three reasons: 1) the innovative methods for examining futuristic technology least three reasons: 1) the innovative methods for examining futuristic technology is an actual urban setting; 2) the interaction of the researchers with a group of technical experts from government and industry; and 3) the high quality and comprehensiveness of the report. In this report both manual and computerized sketch planning model systems are developed to analyze dual mode systems and a parametric analysis strategy is developed. The study finds that most transit operating policies cannot effectively utilize the no-transfer capability of dual mode vehicles and that only a very high service-level strategy can utilize that capability. "Best" values of station spacing, guideway extent, speed, feeder area management, fare policy, etc., are alos determined from the parametric analysis. Finally, a brief review of dual mode implementation and institutional issues is given. Volume 1, describes key results of the

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • KOCUR, G
    • Ruiter, E
    • Stuart, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 428 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0056-80-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-40018
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM