The several aspects of urban rapid transit systems are reviewed from the standpoint of developing them according to the dictates of population and employment distribution patterns, rather than by conventional, and uneconomical, restrictive grade and curvature criteria. Included in the discussion are vehicle design, guideway substructure and superstructure, and analysis of regional-local transit system transfer interfaces. Present technology capabilities are illustrated by examples of various types of urban and interurban systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This abstract is also contained in "A Bibliography on the Design and Performance of Rail Track Structures", September 1974, RRIS #072794, which was prepared for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Transportation Research Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Authors:
    • Hoel, L A
    • Lepper, R L
  • Publication Date: 1968

Media Info

  • Pagination: 241 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1976 12:00AM