SOME RELIABILITY, DEPENDABILITY AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR HIGH-CAPACITY PRT SYSTEMS

Safety is a consideration of major importance in the planning and implementation of an automated small-vehicle fixed-guideway transit system. Analysis of safety considerations necessarily entails identification of the spectrum of possible failure modes and the definition of procedural and design responses thereto. Procedural responses must consider not only the attainment of a high degree of passenger safety, but also a high level of service dependability; e.g., responses to emergency situations which result in significant service disruptions must be avoided if it is possible to do so without significantly jeopardizing passenger safety.

  • 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:
    • Olson, C L
    • Fuller, G H
    • Fling, R B
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 2, Paper 45 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM