ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ISSUES FOR AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The focus of the study is on the social and environmental aspects. Section I discusses some of the critical non-engineering issues that influence social acceptability of AGT in the urban areas, such as, crime, system safety, and community disruption. Concepts presented reflect the opinion of a variety of recent publications, including the environmental impact statement guidelines of a number of Federal Government agencies. Section I also contains a summary of impacts, sources, and solutions. Tables VI-XXVIII list twenty-three impact areas that influence social acceptability of AGT in urban areas. For each of these areas, representative possible impacts, system sources, and solutions are presented. The intent here is to summarize and group prevalent sources and candidate solutions together with each of the categories of impact which are discussed in this paper. Section II examines three hard environmental impact items, i.e., the three most important engineering factors: acoustic noise, electromagnetic interference, and power consumption.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Nussbaum, E
    • Zumwalt, B
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 144 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-7268, UMTA-VA-06-0025-77-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-50016
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM