HOW RAPID TRANSIT GOT LOST IN THE CLOUDS

In the mid-1960's the U.S. government supported a resurgence of public transportation, but simultaneously denigrated the existing practitioners. Now the 10-year-old dream shared among federal government, academics, politicians and some aerospace companies has turned into a financial, technical and political nightmare which has also set back mass transit in many cities by a decade. The American government and aerospace industry have pursued the wrong products, and in consequence harmed established manufacturers, given confidence to the anti-rapid-transit lobby and disillusioned transit's well wishers. The lesson is that money can only be made on standard performance products with cost escalation clauses.

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  • Authors:
    • Bond, W
  • Publication Date: 1976-4-22

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  • Pagination: p. 175-177
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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  • Accession Number: 00134297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1982 12:00AM