Under contract to the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Rohr Industries developed a concept for a dual-mode transit system that combines the advantages of a flexible bus distribution system with an efficient line-haul system. Because dual mode can combine systems in this manner, it can improve transit throughout an urban area in a way that separate systems cannot. By offering scheduled service, subscription service, and door-to-door demand service, dual mode can provide convenience for the rider nearly comparable to that of the automobile. The combination of flexible schedules and routes and high-speed line-haul capabilities with automatic dispatching and control results in high system use and efficiency. An advanced new vehicle design results in excellent ride quality with minimum pollution and noise. The design objective was to develop a system that would make significant improvements in transit service for cities of varying size and would thereby reduce congestion and improve personal mobility. A second objective was to design a system along modular lines. The third objective was to design a system that is technically feasible and economically sound.

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    • This paper appears in Dual Mode Transportation, which is a publication containing the proceedings of a conference conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 29-31, 1974. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Marden Jr, Wesley R
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 52-54
  • Monograph Title: Dual-mode transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00149240
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  • Created Date: Mar 15 1981 12:00AM