NEW TRANSIT MODES: APPLICABILITY AND CURRENT STATUS

A survey of new urban transportation systems around the world reveals that four significant technology classes are presently emerging: Moving Way Transit (MWT), Light Guideway Transit (LGT), Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) and Dial-A-Bus (DAB). The author concludes that LGT a state-of-the-art, that accelerating MWT systems are at an awkward state with respect to the markerplace that high capacity PRT appears to be no less than four years away from state-of-the-art and the DAB systems are operational.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 24-28 February, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Elms, C P
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750214
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM