NETWORK MODEL STUDIES FOR AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT: ADVANCED GROUP RAPID TRANSIT MODELS

The development is described of models which include basic network geometries and trip-making characteristics, provide a baseline for service policy/cost trade-off studies and provide for the design of the various system management algorithms required to implement a chosen service policy. Pertinent planning studies were reviewed to determine special constraints considered in the urban implementation, and basic forms for the networks and travel patterns were determined. Conventional transit systems are reviewed for data on ridership, service quality, and operating parameters in order to provide a frame of reference for studying the performance of automated guideway systems. The design of the network models including the type of information and level of detail required, and format of the models is detailed, and five models (loop/shuttle, line-haul system, CBD circulation, limited urban network, full urban network) representative of potential urban applications of GRT are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20723-6099
  • Authors:
    • Kershner, D C
    • Rand, R C
    • Roesler, W J
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 187 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MD-06-0018-75-3
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-30010
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1982 12:00AM