SYSTEMS OPERATION STUDIES FOR AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT SYSTEMS: CLASSIFICATION AND DEFINITION OF AGT (AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT) SYSTEMS

The report describes the development of an AGT classification structure. Five classes are defined based on three system characteristics: service type, minimum travelling unit capacity, and maximum operating velocity. The five classes defined are: Personal Rapid Transit (PRT); Small Vehicle Group Rapid Transit (SGRT); Intermediate Vehicle GRT (IGRT); Large Vehicle GRT (LGRT); and Automated Rail Transit (ART). All classes except LGRT and ART are further stratified on the basis of speed, resulting in a total of eight subclasses. Forty-four existing and proposed AGT systems are summarized and used to define ten representative systems in terms of nominal values and ranges of selected characteristics. A summary of the system information compiled and used to complete this task is presented in Appendix A of this report. This report also provides a bibliography, list of text references, and a glossary of terms.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Apr 80, PB80-193386.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Technical Center

    Warren, MI  United States  48090

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • LEE, R A
    • Alberts, FSA
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 165 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-79-50 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1220
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1982 12:00AM