This report is one of a series of reports associated with the AGT Guideway and Station Technology Project. The objective of the project is to develop guideway, station, and weather protection concepts which will reduce the cost and implementation time associated with AGT systems. Only the review portion of the weather protection area is addressed in this report. The concept development, analysis, and testing portions are the subject of a separate volume. This report presents a review of the experiences of AGT systems under severe winter weather conditions as well as a review of the experiences of non-AGT transportation modes (railroads, airports, and highways). The review material herein is a result of a literature search and interviews with personnel at operating AGT systems and manufacturers. This report focuses on bottom-supported, rubber-tired vehicle AGT systems (the only type of AGT system currently operating in a winter environment). Specifically, this means that the survey of existing AGT weather-related operating experiences focuses on the Ford Fairlane system, the Boeing Morgantown system, the Westinghouse test tracks, the Vought Airtrans system, and the Bendix Metropolitan Toronto Zoo system. Three areas of winter weather impact on AGT systems are presented: traction, power collection, and switching. Conclusions derived from this review and recommended areas for further investigation for AGT application are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with ABAM Engineers, Inc., Tacoma, Wash.
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    165 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60601

    ABAM Engineers, Incorporated

    33301 Ninth Avenue, South
    Federal Way, WA  United States  98003-6395

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Stevens, R D
    • Nicarico, T J
    • McGean, T J
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 146 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0152-79-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70066
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM