The functional features and the advantages and disadvantages of several dual-mode station configurations, developed for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, are evaluated. Each uses the Otis palletized-bus dual mode vehicle. Trade study summaries address the trade-off of throughput performance and functional features against relative capital cost, land requirements, and implementation risks. The most likely station types for a dual-mode system in a typical urban area are considered. In the central business district, where land is scarce and expensive, a full-service station incorporating lateral docks for berthing and elevators for the mode interchange function is proposed. Variations are proposed for other stations in the system. These include a ramp type of interchange in corridors in which land may be more readily available, a passive mode interchange at the corridor extremes where requirements for throughput and passenger transfer at the station may be low, and simple siding stops in areas where mode interchange is not required. For any urban installation, an optimum station configuration can be selected from the alternatives to fulfill specific station site requirements.

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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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    • McQueen, Norman
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00149261
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  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM