INNOVATION IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: A DIRECTORY OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS, FISCAL YEAR 1976 AND TRANSITION QUARTER, JULY 1, 1975-SEPTEMBER 30, 1976

The purpose of UMTA's Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Program is to provide information about possible improvements to urban mass transportation systems which communities can use in selecting the best way to deal with their particular transportation requirements. The principal means of providing this information is to publish annually a compilation of reports on the status of UMTA's projects. Research projects are intended to produce information about possible improvements in urban mass transportation; development projects involve fabrication, testing and evaluation of new equipment; facilities, and systems or methods; and demonstration projects introduce, on an experimental basis, new methods, equipment or systems of urban mass transportation into a representative urban environment. This publication is a supplement to the 1972 comprehensive volume and contains description of current RD&D projects sponsored and funded by UMTA. The directory is divided into the following subject areas: bus and paratransit, rail, new systems and automation, socio-economic and special projects, and safety and product qualification, service and methods demonstrations, and policy and program development.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated 30 Jun 72, PB-213228, report dated 30 Jun 74, PB-285244 and report dated 30 Jun 75, PB-285245. 751cd
  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Research, Development and Demonstration
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-9-30

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  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-UPA-1-2
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM