AUTOMATED GUIDEWAYS URGED FOR CITY TRANSIT

High capacity, automated, dual mode guideways allowing the vehicle to travel over automated guideways and traditional roads is regarded as the key to improving urban transportation. Such a system would take up less room than the conventional superhighways and would free the city of massive traffic jams caused by our over crowded highways. The development of a reliable automated guideway that will permit vehicles to travel at speeds of up to 60 mph with only a fraction of a second time-spacing between vehicles, is the central technological problem that needs to be resolved before such a system could be implemented. Recent government trends have emphasized the need for a significant reduction in passenger car mileage in selected urban areas by 1977; these trends assume that public transit and car pooling will take the place of drive-alone auto travel. For certain types of trips, complex travel behavior indicates that proposals to reduce urban travel by private cars may cause serious distortions and diseconomics which will only compound the original problem.

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    Marketing Sciences, Incorporated

    965 East Jefferson Avenue
    Detroit, MI  USA  48207
  • Publication Date: 1976-2-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 58
  • Serial:
    • Automotive News
    • Volume: 51
    • Issue Number: 4583
    • Publisher: Crain Communications, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0005-1551

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1981 12:00AM