AN ANALYSIS OF THE U.S. MARKET FOR AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT. VOLUME 1: NATIONAL MARKET ESTIMATES

UMTA's Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) program aims to determine where and under what conditons AGT service characteristics will satisfy the travel needs and socioeconomic requirements of urban areas in a manner that is competitive with or superior to other transportation alternatives. The 3-volume study investigates the potential of single line AGT relative to current non-automated transit technologies to provide transportation in urban areas and to contribute to the revitalization of urban areas. The study examines 3 general areas: (1) a national market estimate based on data from 46 urban areas; (2) 11 site-specific alternatives analyses within three representative urban areas; and (3) a two-phased consumer survey to determine individual preferences toward AGT. The purpose of the market estimate study is to develop a national forecast of the market for AGT applications based on an analysis of global costs and benefits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB81-228801. Prepared in cooperation with Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Boston, MA., and National Analysts, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E19, PB81-228785.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • KOCUR, G
    • Nagin, D
    • Reid, P
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 230 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0165-79-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70008
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM