Two different studies were performed by the Research and Special Programs Administration of the Transportation Systems Center in response to the concerns of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration about the ability of the planned Los Angeles Downtown People Mover (DPM) to handle the projected passenger demand for the year 2000. The first study addressed the question of whether the approximately 100,000 passengers per day in the year 2000 can be handled if the system headway is reduced to 60 seconds. The second study examined the more general issue of what train capacities are required at different headways to handle the demand with alternative passenger waiting time goals. This paper addresses these two areas separately, even though the second one arose from the first study. The approach used to analyze each issue is given, along with the underlying assumptions that were made. The results are then presented and conclusions drawn.

  • Corporate Authors:

    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:
    • Priver, A S
    • Dooley, T M
  • Publication Date: 1981-6

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  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00344474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-80-4 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0081-81-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1982 12:00AM