ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT - A FURTHER STUDY

A parametric study of system variables of personal rapid transit (PRT) networks is presented. The analysis examines the effect that the detour penalty associated with one-way networks has on system ridership. A preliminary estimate of the potential PRT ridership from kiss-and-ride access is given. The analysis further considers modal split, reduced-auto emissions, cost per mile, benefit-cost ratio, electrical-power requirements as dependent variables. Independent variables are population density, trip length, PRT operating and fixed costs, mesh spacing, auto speed, perceived-auto-mileage cost, parking cost, PRT speed and fare. Particular attention is paid to the effects that parking cost, auto speed, perceived-auto-mileage cost and trip length have on the dependent variables. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Dais, J L
    • Kornhauser, A C
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 149-157
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1981 12:00AM