This paper highlights the role of the rail research programs of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA). Included are descriptions of several recently developed computer transit cars-the state-of-the-Art Car, The Advanced Concept Train and dual-powered, gas turbine/electric cars. Also discussed are efforts by UMTA in developing test facilities for urban rail vehicles and in furthering research in tunneling technology and noise abatement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the SAE Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 24-28 February 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Silien, J S
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 750441 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM