INVESTIGATION OF DESIGN STANDARDS FOR URBAN RAIL TRANSIT ELEVATED STRUCTURES
During the past decade, mass or public transportation has received an increase in attention as a viable transportation mode within highly urbanized areas. This increase in recognition of the mass transit mode of moving people, largely came about as a result of congestion of cars on urban highways and streets. At about the same time as automobile congestion was becoming critical, organized opposition to construction all but stopped cities from relieving their transportation problems. It was these events that prompted urban communities to look at alternate transportation modes, such as elevated rail transit systems. The purpose of this report was to review the various criteria for design of elevated rail transit structures currently in use by selected transit properties and to determine the feasibility of industrywide guidelines for their design, and to compile them in one source.
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Harrington, George and Dunn148 International Boulevard Northeast
Atlanta, GA United States 30303
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Harrington, BWJ
- Publication Date: 1981-6
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Pagination: 49 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Costs; Design; Design standards; Dynamic loads; Elevated structures; Guidelines; Railroad bridges; Rapid transit
- Uncontrolled Terms: Construction costs; Design criteria
- Old TRIS Terms: Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Construction; Design; Finance; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00347735
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-GA-06-0010-81-1Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-90013
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM