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.
- Presented at the ASCE Specialty Conference May 31- June 2, 1972 in Washington, D.C. and compiled in the book entitled "Man/Transportation Interface".
New York, NY USA 10017-2398
- Lepper, R
- Publication Date: 1972
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Commuter service; Human factors; Passenger cars; Passenger service; Rapid transit
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak
- Subject Areas: Passenger Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00054119
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM