OPERATIONAL POTENTIAL OF SUSPENDED VEHICLE SYSTEMS (SVS)
Earlier high speed ground transportation (HSGT) studies have confirmed the feasibility of high speed suspended vehicle systems (SVS). This study determines the operating regimes within which the SVS offers potential advantages over other HSGT alternatives such as high speed rail (HSR) and tracked air cushion vehicle (TACV) systems. Each system type provides an equal level of transportation service for typical high speed applications, including 200 mile intercity and 40 mile airport access corridors. Various design options concerning guideway supporting structures for above, below and at-grade construction are examined considering costs and planning and community preferences for each basic land use category. Collocation with existing transportation corridors offers the potential of significantly reduced right-of-way costs and less negative impact on the surrounding community.
TRW Transportation and Environmental OperationsSpace Park Drive
Houston, TX USA
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Walston, T C
- Graham, H R
- Dietrich, W H
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Pagination: 193 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Forecasting; Guideways; High speed ground transportation; High speed vehicles; Intelligent transportation systems; Magnetic levitation; Monorail transportation; Railroad bridges; Rapid transit; Socioeconomic factors; Suspended structures; Tracked air cushion vehicles; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Suspended vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; High speed ground vehicles; Mechanical guides; Rapid transit railways; Socioeconomic projections
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00090556
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: 96034-L012-0 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-30004
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 29 1981 12:00AM