The intent of this compendium is to provide background data for general, management-level discussions of automated guideway transit (agt) programs, systems, and other urban transportation modes. Data are presented on general system characteristics, cost, energy, and environmental issues for agt, rapid rail, light rail, and transit bus systems. In addition, a summary of 19 downtown people mover (dpm) proposals is provided. Raw data and assumptions are supplied in an appendix to provide a base for additional study. Data are divided into four main sections: section 1.o. Agt overview, provides a perspective of agt development through review of UMTA agt programs, vehicles, guideway lane miles installed, and systems in use, proposed, or under construction; section 2.0. Transportation system economics, presents data on capital, operating and maintenance costs of various transportation modes (agt, bus, rail, and light rail); section 3.0, energy and environmental issues, emphasize energy consumption and energy resource supply and production allocations; section 4.0, downtown people mover summary, presents data from the proposals of 19 cities selected by UMTA for detailed evaluation in the dpm project. The information includes city estimates of dpm capital cost, operating and maintenance cost, ridership and operating hours. Raw data and background information used in calculating the system economic parameters of section 2.0 and the energy consumption of section 3.0 are provided in the appendix.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Metrek Division, 1820 Dolley Madison Boulveard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00321112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM