Vehicles in dual mode systems may travel on civil streets in the densely populated central business districts and on dedicated fixed guideways on the runs to suburban areas. In the sparcely populated suburban districts, the vehicles in these dual mode systems have the option of returning to civil streets for flexible station access. Dual mode systems would be controlled by human operators off-guideway and be under automatic control on-guideway. Thus they offer the potential for flexible routing with the reduced cost of automated operation on long runs. In addition, on-guideway propulsion energy would be electrical and have all of the inherent advantages associated with central power supply systems. Some evaluation criteria and a method for combining these criteria for the selection of an energy storage/propulsion system for off-guideway operation of a dual mode transit system are presented. In addition, technical options for these energy storage/propulsion systems are discussed. These options are drawn from mechanical, chemical, and electrical energy storage systems. The selection criteria discussed are used to select ''attractive'' near term system option. (ERA citation 03:043226)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Advanced Transit Association international conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 25 Apr 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Sacks, I J
  • Publication Date: 1978-3-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-780426-1
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM