BEHAVIOR AND TRANSIT VEHICLE DESIGN

A transit vehicle is a specific 'behavioral setting'. An ideal transit vehicle may be defined as a finite mobile enclosure which will self-load and carry a maximum number of self-stowing units which vary widely in physical size, weight and volitility of temperament while generating the minimum of internal friction within and among the units. The definition has two parts: the vehicle as carrier and the characteristics of the materials carried. The fit between the two, the carrier and the carried, is a mutual relationship. A bad fit will generate internal frictions within and among the carried. An improved fit will improve the competitive position of mass transit where there is modal choice.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the ASCE Specialty Conference May 31- June 2, 1972 in Washington, D.C. and compiled in the book entitled "Man/Transportation Interface".
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Lepper, R
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM