THE APPLICATION OF LEVITATED VEHICLES TO URBAN RAPID TRANSIT

It is generally conceded that transportation looms large in any list of problems affecting our major urban areas. As we search for solutions to such problems, it appears that rapid transit will be called upon to play an increasing role. With the growth in rapid transit construction and expansion, a variety of new systems and system proposals has followed. Of the many types, the levitated vehicle system (LVS) has substantial advantages because of the reduced weight resulting from the elimination of wheels, trucks, and axles. This paper examines these levitated systems in more detail, and explores the advantages and disadvantages they may have in urban rapid transit service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 7-10 October 1974.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Miller, D R
    • Sulkin, M A
    • Holden, WHT
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part II Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1981 12:00AM