Flywheel energy storage, lightweight sandwich body panels and aircraft air-conditioning are some of the innovations on UMTA's two-car Advanced Concept Train (ACT), due for delivery by Garrett. Like the State-of-the-Art (SOAC) cars produced in 1973, Act-1 is an attempt to push transit car technology forward after decades of neglect. UMTA's two objectives are to promote vehicle and component standardization in the USA so as to cut unit costs, but also to make the best use of novel techniques once they are proved to be thoroughly reliable. Beyond the test program, ACT-1 may serve as the engineering basis for a production car tailored to suit specific needs, but meeting as far as is practicable UMTA's goal of standardization in the interests of economy and reliability.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Silien, J S
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Accession Number: 00141569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1982 12:00AM