The study is an investigation of the Cabintaxi/Cabinlift Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) systems under development in the Federal Republic of Germany. It was conducted under a bilateral agreement between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, and was carried out jointly by The Transportation Systems Center (TSC) and The Studiengesellschaft Nahverkehr mbH (SNV), during the Fall of 1976 and Spring of 1977. The Cabintaxi/Cabinlift system is a technological concept designed for versatile application to a cross section of transportation needs. This report (which is available in both German and English) describes the overall design and development philosophy adopted by the manufacturers, the existing and planned technology and system concepts, the development experience to date, and the costs and performance levels achieved through several years of design refinement and test track experience. The purposes of this study are to: (1) gather and exchange information on Automated Guideway Technology to better understand the state of technological advancement and to obtain synergistic improvements for future development; (2) review problems and solutions encountered during the design, development, implementation, and operation of AGT systems; (3) obtain information on engineering, economic, operational performance, and public response which can be used in planning AGT systems; and (4) provide urban planners with information which will enable them to determine the applicability of AGT systems to their specific transportation problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Bundesministerium fuer Forschung und Technologie, Bonn (West Germany). Prepared in cooperation with Studiengesellschaft Nahverkehr m.b.H., Hamburg (West Germany).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Studiengesellschaft Nahverkehr G.m.b.H.

    Berlin,   Germany 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Bundesministerium fuer Forschung und Technologie

    Stresemannstrasse 2, Postfach 120370
    D-5300 Bonn 12,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Hobbs, V J
    • Heckelmann, W
    • Patt, N G
    • Hill, J H
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 425 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-77-51 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0067-77-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM