One comprehensive reference source has been compiled which reports the latest international developments in transit technology via a standard format, using consistent terminology and definitions. The LTC covers the entire spectrum of urban public transportation, including new technology and conventional proven systems and equipment. There are 9 issues per volume plus 2 special issues for 1976-77. No. 1, Reference Guide, gives a description of the Compendium service, short history of transit technology, a classification of transit systems and a guide to the use of the Compendium (definitions, terminology and reporting standards). The other 8 issues report on the following: Moving Way Transit - accelerating moving walkway systems and fixed-guideway systems where passive vehicles move continuously, propelled by mechanical means from the guideay; Group Rapid Transit - automated fixed-guideway systems designed to carry groups of passengers, generally in the intermediate capacity range; Personal Rapid Transit - automated fixed-guideway transit systems which offer on-demand personal (singel-party) service; Light Rail Transit (LRT) - operational LRT systems and recent vehicle designs; Heavy Rail Transit - operational conventional urban heavy rail systems, one monorail system, two heavy monorail systems, and vehicles; Bus Transit - various bus system improvement projects, including exclusive bus lanes, express buses, contra- flow bus lanes, exclusive busways, exclusive bus streets, exlusive or bus priority ramps and automatic vehicle monitoring systems; Para-Transit - various para-transit operations, including Dial-A-Bus, shared taxi, subscription service, jitneys and vanpooling; Roadway Transit Vehicles - small, medium, and large buses and chassis. One special issue will be on Passenger Admission Processing and will report on items of equipment and systems. The Compendium is periodically revised and updated, giving the latest changes and progress on previously reported subjects as well as new material and assessments of the state of the art. Reporting is unbiased and objective, with no preference expressed for particular systems or equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lea (ND) Transportation Research Corporation

    123 Green Street
    Huntsville, AL  United States  35801
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00149155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1981 12:00AM