SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF RAPID TRANSIT UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION. VOLUME I. SECTIONS 1-5

This study describes rapid transit system implementation, design, and construction procedures. The relationships and responsibilities of governmental, private, and public groups involved in planning and implementing an urban rapid transit system are discussed. In this report, techniques and processes of cut-and-cover and tunnel construction are discussed in detail. Environmental impacts of this construction as well as safety and insurance aspects are presented. Physical and institutional controls (sensitivities) on construction are identified. Physical controls include such factors as utility density, traffic conditions, maintaining existing structure integrity, ground conditions, and weather. Institutional controls include the project schedule, right-of-way acquisition, material and equipment supply, and labor agreement and productivity.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, Mass. Also available as rept. no. DOT-TST-75-72.I. See also Volume 2, PB-275 568.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bechtel Corporation

    50 Beale Street
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94119

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Birkmyer, A J
    • Richardson, D L
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 177 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-75-12.IFinal Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-601
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1981 12:00AM