This book which is intended to meet the need for an up-to-date text on urban transportation technology, provides both rule of thumb performance capabilities for automobile, bus, rail, and new system technology, and some general engineering approaches suitable for estimating the performance of or for performing feasibility studies and parametric tradeoff analyses for any type of transit system. The first part of the book deals with general systems engineering concepts and includes topics such as headway and capacity relationships, typical performance levels for different transportation systems, station design, energy, and environmental impacts. The second half of the book which emphasizes the technology of the vehicle, includes topics such as propulsion, braking, ride quality, and steering and switching concepts. The text includes several graphical figures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Heath (DC) and Company

    Lexington Books, 125 Spring Street
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173
  • Authors:
    • McGean, T
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 296 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM