REVIEW OF DOWNTOWN PEOPLE MOVER PROPOSALS: PRELIMINARY MARKET IMPLICATIONS FOR DOWNTOWN APPLICATIONS OF AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT

The Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) Socio-Economic Research Program, initiated by UMTA in 1975, is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary research effort addressing the social, economic, environmental, institutional, land use, and performance issues of AGT technology in the urban environment. A major objective of this program is to ascertain the potential market for AGT systems in the United States. The information was extracted from 38 proposals submitted by U.S. cities for consideration in UMTA's Downtown People Mover (DPM) Project in June 1976. These proposals address a range of socioeconomic considerations related to the installation of DPM systems in central business districts. The considerations include application site characteristics, system ridership, system economics, past project planning, local funding sources, related transportation planning activities, related central city redevelopment activities, and environmental impacts. This report presents a brief description of the status of AGT technology in the U.S., a summary of the project and site characteristics given in the DPM proposals, and individual summary sheets for each city. The 38 DPM proposals submitted indicate that there is a U.S. market for a people mover system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  USA  22102

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mabee, N B
    • Zumwalt, B A
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 144 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-7691, UMTA-IT-06-0176-77-1
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA-UT-50016
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM