SUMMARY OF A REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT PROGRAM

A review of the Department of Transportation's Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) program (which includes such facilities as moving waalkways and electric automobile networks) is concerned primarily with three main types: Shuttle-Loop Transit (SLT); Group Rapid Transit (GRT); and Personal Rapid Transit (PRT). The urban transportation programs, the AGT program and related DOT policies are briefly discussed. To assist the DOT in its planning, the committee in its review has addressed the question, "what should be the federal role with respect to Automated Guideway Transit?", and the related questions about product improvement, standardization, and demonstrations are included. The committee has concluded that a market is clearly developing for the SLT systems, in view of the success of such systems as those installed in Tampa and Seattle. It is too early yet to assess accurately the extent of the market potential for GRT and PRT systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council

    Committee on Transportation
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: OT-OS-40022
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM