The papers collected in this volumne explore various aspects of the feasibility of a high-speed transit service between downtown Washington, D.C. and Dulles Airport, with the following objectives and constraints: (a) Travel Time and interfacing should be such as to give Dulles a level of accessibility comparable to that of National. (b) Longitudinal accelerations should not exceed about 0.lg, and sensed transversal accelerations should be minimal. (c) The guideway must be enclosed, to protect the vehicle from flying objects, from valdalism, and from the elements, and to shield the environment from noise. (d) Adverse environmental impacts of the system along its entire route must be minimized. (e) The system should lend itself to some utilization for cargo movement. (f) Interference between passenger and cargo movements at the airport should be minimized. The route selected is one that utilizes, for the most part, existing rights of way, and the calculated velocity schedule provides a 10-minute total travel time.

  • Corporate Authors:

    George Washington Transportation Research Institute. Center for Intelligent Systems Research

  • Authors:
    • Claveloux, B A
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Pagination: 267 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00155533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM