In the literature concerning automated guideway transportation systems, such as dual mode, a great deal of effort has been expended on the use of deterministic reservation schemes and the problem of merging streams of vehicles. However, little attention has been focused on the problem of developing models to determine space allocation on the guideway as a function of the user service level required for satisfactory operation of the system. The problem must be addressed in the early design phase of any automative guideway system and is pertinent to site selection. The paper develops probability models and uses statistical variance analysis techniques to develop procedures which can be used to determine the required guideway space necessary to satisfy a user service level for a particular demand rate. It provides the building blocks upon which various network traffic management strategies can be developed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

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    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • TOYE, C R
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-72-7 Tech Note
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM