STATE-OF-THE-ART CAR ADVANCING RAPID RAIL TRANSIT
The State-of-the-Art Cars (SOAC) are designed to operate on urban rail rapid transit systems. These systems are characterized by: Heavy passenger volumes; frequent stops; exclusive right-of-way; steel rails; electric power; and multiple-unit operation. Currently, six U.S. metropolitan areas have rail rapid transit systems: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. In addition, Washington, D.C. is building a new rail rapid transit systems, and many cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, and Buffalo are planning new systems. The SOAC has been developed to demonstrate the optimum in current technology. It represents today's best available technical know-how in rail rapid vehicle development. SOAC interior and wayside raise levels, ride quality, interior design, propulsion system, suspension system, auxiliary power and the HVAC system (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) are described.
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 0
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Atmospheric circulation; Development; Electric power; Passengers; Rail (Railroads); Rapid transit; Rapid transit cars; Research; Riding qualities; Sound level; State of the art studies; Suspensions; Technology
- Uncontrolled Terms: Research and development; Right of way
- Subject Areas: Highways; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00178869
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM