DUAL MODE POTENTIAL IN URBAN AREAS

The purpose of this study was to determine the potential national applicability of an urbanwide Dual Mode system. The system, consisting of a mixed fleet of specially designed small personal vehicles and 12-passenger dial-a-ride minibuses operating on local streets and on a network of guideways, was examined in three hypothetical urbanized areas reflecting a broad spectrum of 1990 city types. After determining system cost and ridership in each scenario, Dual Mode's applicability as an urbanwide system was determined on the basis of three criteria: the abstract city's ability to pay for the system, the regional cost-benefit characteristics of Dual Mode, and the degree of need for additional high-capacity transportation facilities within the abstract city. The classification of the abstract cities as definite or doubtful candidates for Dual Mode was used to generate population-based applicability ranges, which in turn were used to identify the urbanized areas where Dual Mode appears to have definite or possible potential.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Heaton, C
    • BARBER, J
    • Benjamin, P
    • Paules, G
    • Ward, D E
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-74-20 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1981 12:00AM