NETWORK DYNAMICS IN A LARGE PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM FAILURE

The paper discusses the application of some control schemes and containment techniques and shows that methods exist which can reduce a patron's perception of vehicle failures to the category of minor nuisance. The operational workability of large PRT networks appears to be most sensitive to the most common system element the vehicle. In a well designed and maintained system, the remaining components are so relatively few or can be made so reliable as to be of minor concern. Methods exist which can minimize the operational impact of vehicle failures on the riding patron.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit held in Denver, Colorado, September 16-19, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Colorado, Denver

    Center for Urban Transportation Studies, 1100 14th Street
    Denver, CO  USA  80202
  • Authors:
    • Wade, R M
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 2, Paper 47 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1982 12:00AM