Three new ground transit systems are described: automatic shuttle trains; prototype capsule-type vehicles; and moving walkways. The shuttle train system at Tampa International Airport incorporates a passenger transfer system which connects the main Landside building with the outlying Airside building where gate check-in, passenger holding and related ramp functions are conducted. A prototype overhead monorail system installed at Dallas/Fort Worth airport, consists of individual cars holding 14 passengers or up to 6,000 pounds of baggage operating along almost a mile of elevated track between the parking lot and terminal lobby. Two other systems being evaluated at the same airport, consist of small passenger transfer modules, containerized air cargo modules will be loaded and unloaded from aircraft by automated transfer systems. A conveyor system is described which can handle 22,000 passengers an hour over distances ranging from 1000 ft. to several miles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55403
  • Publication Date: 1970-8

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  • Accession Number: 00155586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM