This paper is concerned with the evaluation of intermediate capacity transit system (ICTS). The overall objective is to examine those technologies suitable for application to cities of 1/2 to 1 million population, and to present a framework for the evaluation of the systems when applied to such cities. The framework proposed is comprehensive but simple, using a linear rating technique to compare each system against set standards and objectives, with a subjective assessment of qualitative factors. The technologies evaluated provide capacity in the 6,000 to 20,000 persons per hour per direction range, cost approximately 1/3 to 1/2 that of heavy rapid transit on a per-mile basis and include such systems as light rail transit, light guideway transit and bus transit. The application of the framework is illustrated with an evaluation of candidate transit technologies for the City of Calgary which is typical of North American cities of approximately 500,000 population.

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  • Pagination: p. 247-256

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  • Accession Number: 00152785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1981 12:00AM