The report describes and assesses the Satellite Transit System (STS), an exclusively underground AGT system of the shuttle loop transit class used for passenger transport at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The information and data presented were collected through surveys of technical literature; formal site visits; interviews with operators, management, and engineering personnel; and a visit to the system manufacturer (Westinghouse). The report contains seven major sections and a comprehensive information checklist attached as an appendix: (1) Executive Summary; (2) Background Information; (3) Technical Description; (4) System Operational and Performance Assessment; (5) System Economics; (6) System Development Process; and (7) Concluding Remarks. The report concludes that the STS system has had no major problems in its four-year operating history, and it is in a position to further expand its final design capacity.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also related reports, PB-261339, PB-278521, and PB-277184.
  • Corporate Authors:

    SRI International

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  United States  94025-3493

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Yen, A M
    • Henderson, C
    • Sakasita, M
    • Roddin, M
    • Cronin, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0135-77-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70034
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM