HORIZONTAL ELEVATORS AS DOWNTOWN PEOPLE MOVERS

Statistics suggest that a driverless, computer controlled horizontal elevator system properly applied to the downtown area will provide the capacity and availability to stand up to city demands and move people comfortably and safely between major city centers. The system which has demonstrated rider acceptance can be a positive force in reducing city traffic problems. The horizontal elevator system in Hillsborough County Aviation Authority terminal complex at the Tampa International Airport is briefly described as well as the Sea-Tac International Airport. At Miami International, the system consists of 2 trains each with 2 rubber-tired cars operating on a quarter-mile aerial roadway. At the Williamsburg Busch Gardens, a complete loop on the mile-and-a half track takes 5 minutes at a top speed of 30 mph.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bobit Publishing Company

    1155 Waukegen Road
    Glenview, IL  USA  60025
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 37-41
  • Serial:
    • Metropolitan
    • Volume: 72
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Bobit Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM