Transit Expressway envisions a system operating on fixed guideways with continuous headways as close as 90 seconds. The system is based on operating compact, minimum weight vehicles to provide economy of operations in off-peak hours and still maintain high frequency service. The all electric fully automated vehicles resemble buses and run on 4 pairs of driven pneumatic tires. The project is comprised of 9,360 foot long main guideway, principally on an aerial structure with a short section of at-grade guideway. Forms complete loop with stations at north and south ends. Rolling stock is 3 vehicles operated simultaneously or singularly. Specific discussion of test includes spur roadway with 10% grade, emergency walkway, grounding. Conclusions and recommendations are delineated. Appendices contain a glossary and summary of Phase I report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report on Phase 1, PB-174 757 and shorter version dated 20 Feb 67, PB-231 021.
  • Corporate Authors:

    MPC Corporation

    Pittsburgh, PA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 284 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1981 12:00AM