TROUBLE IN MASS TRANSIT: WHY CAN'T THE PEOPLE WHO PUT A MAN ON THE MOON GET YOU DOWNTOWN?
While the primary subject of this article is the Bay Area Rapid Transit and its technological and political problems, other problems associated with advanced transit technology are also illustrated with the experiences of the Pittsburgh Skybus project and the Personal Rapid Transit installed at Morgantown, W.V. The report cites the success of more conventional rapid transit systems--Toronto Transit and the Lindenwold Line out of Philadelphia. The article concludes that BART experience does not argue against fixed-guideway transit and does not doom new transit technology. It does, however, list some recommendations to avoid future problems of this type.
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Consumers Union of United States, Incorporated256 Washington Street
Mount Vernon, NY United States 10550
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: p. 190-195
- TRT Terms: Automatic train operation; Control systems; Personal rapid transit; Propulsion; Rapid transit cars; Reliability; Vehicle power plants
- Identifier Terms: Lindenwold Line; San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00083037
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 26 1982 12:00AM