The general characteristics and specifications of automated guideway transportation, defined as systems in which individual vehicles travel at close spacings under full lateral and longitudinal control, and in which all stations off line, have been studied. The areas examined include travel demands; costs; performance requirements; guideway spacing; dual-mode use; safety; reliability and emergency procedures; control and communications systems; information organization and transfer; network and terminal design; and guideway structures. The potential of guideways for providing inter-city movement, predominantly of miscellaneous freight, considered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Urban Systems Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, D G
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 251 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-RT-72-14 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-C-85-65
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM