APPRAISAL OF OPTIONS FOR AN AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY SYSTEM. FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT IN MISSION VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

If feasible, the completely evaluated guideway could help to alleviate short-trip traffic congestion, serve other areas of the valley not served by transit, and feed a future Light Rail Transi line. Average speeds on exclusive guideways are higher than thos attained by vehicles in mixed traffic. They are safer, and use electric propulsion which is quiet and non-polluting. The study includes a detailed project appraisal, determination of system routes and station locations, development of patronage and cost estimates. Appraisals provided information on current and future mobility opportunities and constraints, and included potential benefits of transit service improvements. Five potential alignme were investigated resulting in them being ranked in order of preference. Patronage and cost effectiveness studies of the best alignments showed that none filled all the intended goals. It wa also concluded that, although a guideway system was physically feasible, new technologies might result in an entirely different alignment giving a higher cost saving.

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    Landor Publishing Limited

    Quadrant House 250 Kennington Lane
    London SE11 5RD,   England 
  • Authors:
    • JORGENSEN, S L
    • Jakes, A S
  • Publication Date: 1993-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 39-46
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1996 12:00AM