A review of recently implemented public transit systems is presented. Among the projects described are the AIRTRANS system at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport the Group Rapid Trans (GRT) system developed by the Boeing Aerospace Co. under the sponsorship of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) to link the two campuses of West Virginia University at Morgantown, and the Westinghouse, shuttle-loop transit system in use at several airports. Low-cost options to remedy urban transportation problems discussed include computer matching of car-pool riders, dial-a-ride and demand-response van and minibus services, and allocation of freeway lanes to cars carrying more than three passengers. Prototype vehicles incorporating linear induction motors magnetic levitation techniques, under development by Boeing, Otis, and Rohr in a UNTA-sponsored project to design an advanced group rapid transit system, are briefly described.

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  • Authors:
    • Mennie, D
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 85-89
  • Serial:
    • IEEE Spectrum
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • ISSN: 0018-9235

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  • Accession Number: 00155738
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1982 12:00AM