ANALYSIS OF DUAL MODE SYSTEMS IN AN URBAN AREA. VOLUME I: SUMMARY

Various forms of Dual Mode transportation were analyzed in order to assess the economic viability of the dual mode concept. Specially designed new small Dual Mode vehicles, modifications of existing automobiles, and pallet systems, all operating in conjunction with Dual Mode buses, were examined. The study was conducted in a Boston 1990 scenario, in which an extensive Dual Mode system providing service for the entire urban region was presumed to exist. The following conclusions are considered to be generally applicable to other large urban areas as well: (a) Dual Mode systems appear to be sufficiently attractive to warrant further technological development; (b) for urban-wide applications, a Dual Mode system which includes both buses and personal vehicles is more effective than one consisting of either fleet of vehicles alone.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Revision of report dated Apr 73. See also Volume 2, PB-236 426.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Benjamin, P
    • BARBER, J
    • FAVOUT, R
    • Goeddel, D
    • HEATON, C
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-OST-73-16A-Vol-1Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM