In this report the author offers abstracts and his personal opinions of the various new transportation systems disucssed in the ECMT conference, June 1973, Paris. As far as Japan is concerned the new transportation system must provide the following: elimination of harmful exhausts, low noise pollution, low energy consumption, safe, public needs, punctuality, low man power, comfort, economu, versatile construction, and attractive design. The method which advocates the division of Personal Rapid Transit and People Mover, and Johns Hopkins University's Fast Transit Link System and Collection and Distribution System may solve some of the traffic problems readily, but lack the long range solution the Japanese transportation authorities seek. The author finds the guideway system the most attractive system among those discussed at the conference. A brief review of available Japanese technology on the guideway system (the KCV, MAT, VONA and Palento-lai) is presented, and Momo-tai New Town, commercial area in Kobe, and Okinawa Oceanographic Fair sight are possible areas for pilot programs. America is the leading researcher on the guideway system (PRT and TTI). Europe is concentration their efforts on High Speed Surface Transit. TRANSRAPID, TRAKSURBAN, CABINENTAXI, H-BAHN, TREDIM, VAL, AEROTRAIN, ARAMIS, URBA systems are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Construction.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Japan Road Association

    3-3-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Publication Date: 1974-1


  • Japanese

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2003 12:00AM