This second article in a series provides a detailed look at some of the more important characteristics of today's rubber-tired rapid transit systems as described in Part 1. Data covering the wide variety of switching, guidance, and support concepts; tire loadings and operational capabilities are analyzed and correlated to provide a better understanding of the state-of-the-art. In the interest of energy conservation a comparative analysis of energy utilization of both steel-wheeled and rubber-tired vehicles is included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Sulkin, M A
    • Miller, D R
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00165034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM