The workshop consisted of four panel sessions: Service Availability Definitions; Operator Experience in Operational Systems; Theoretical Aspects of AGT Service Availability; and User-Manufacturer Relationships. The workshop presented a wide spectrum of informed opinion on how to specify, predict, design, and measure the effectiveness of automated guideway transit systems. The document contains the papers and remarks presented at the four panel sessions, the comments made during the question and answer period that followed, and a list of attendees. The discussions illustrated the wide spectrum of meanings currently given to the term 'service availability.' The positions taken by representatives of the various portions of the transit industry--properties, designers, researchers, and manufacturers--showed the variety of ways in which system performance is specified and evaluated today, and the reasons for such a variety.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

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    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
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  • Authors:
    • Watt, C W
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Pagination: 392 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-77-46 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0048-77-4
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-MA-06-0048
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM