Papers were presented at this conference which dealt with: definitions and descriptions of a variety of alternative dual-mode transportation concepts; comparisons of dual mode with other transportation systems; results of analytical case studies of dual mode transportation system in representative urban locales; estimates of the social, economic, energy resource and environmental impacts of hypothesized implementations; technological considerations including lateral and longitudinal control, communications, propulsion, guideway design, and station design; institutional factors affecting new system implementation; and status reports on dual-mode transit programs in the U.S. and France. This broad category of systems can be operated in both of 2 modes: manually controlled and self-propelled on streets; and automatically controlled or externally propelled or powered on special guideways. Such systems can include both common carrier and private vehicles and provide transport for persons and freight. The most common example described at the conference employed a small bus controlled by a driver on the street system that could also be automatically controlled with or without a driver on a special guideway. An alternative form employs a fleet of transporter vehicles which are captive to the guideway network.

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    • Canty, Eugene T
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 3-11
  • Monograph Title: Dual-mode transportation
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  • Created Date: Mar 15 1981 12:00AM