DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND PERFORMANCE OF AT-GRADE GUIDEWAYS

Continuously reinforced concrete pavement provides the basis for a low-cost, low-maintenance support structure for automated transit systems where the alignment can be run at-grade. Design criteria, solutions, construction methods, and pavement performance are presented for both a rubber-tire system and a steel wheel-on-rail system. The continuously welded rails of the latter are directly fixed to the concrete pavement. The Airtrans People Mover at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and the Kingston, Ontario, Test Center for the Canadian Intermediate Capacity Transit System are the projects described. Expansive clay soils, extreme thermal gradients, and rail/pavement interaction are some of the design problems encountered. (Authors)

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 47-53
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  • Accession Number: 00319171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM