MULTIMODAL SYSTEMS

The multimodal system is one of several advanced ground transportation concepts being studied as a possible means of providing safe high speed intercity transportation along densely populated areas such as the Northeast Corridor. Subsystem alternatives are evaluated and a representative multimodal system is synthesized. Cost and performance are estimated over a range of parameters such as design cruise speed (75 to 150 mph) and system capacities. The multimodal configuration defined consists of pallet vehicles which carry automobiles completely enclosed on an elevated guideway. DC traction motors which pick up power from trackside power rails are used for propulsion. Steel wheels on steel rails provide support and guidance for the pallet vehicle. Control of the pallet vehicle is completely automated and centralized. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on High-Speed Ground Transportation Systems Engineering Study.
  • Corporate Authors:

    TRW Systems Group

    One Space Park
    Redondo Beach, CA  USA  90278
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 370 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 06818-6040-RO-00 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-C-353-66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1972 12:00AM