ASSESSMENT OF THE UMI TYPE II TOURISTER AGT SYSTEM AT KING'S DOMINION

The information and data presented were collected through surveys of technical literature; site visits; interviews with pertinent personnel; and a visit to the system manufacturer. The purpose is to provide a uniformly documented presentation of AGT installations for UMTA's AGT Socio-Economic Program, and to gain an in-depth understanding of the performance, capabilities, and limitations of existing systems. The overall objectives are to obtain factual engineering and operational data; obtain descriptive economic, system performance, and user perception data; and review the design, development, and implementation process. The findings are to be used in planning, evaluation, producing, and deploying future AGT systems. This report addresses the background of the project; the engineering system description and assessment; operation, maintenance and reliability and passenger-oriented system performance; systems economics; and the development history. The system at King's Dominion has a relatively low technological level, but an overall design that fulfills the site requirements in a reliable and economical manner. It is an unscheduled, loop-type system that can accommodate small wheelchairs designed for children. The system is in a mature state of development, but is less completely automated than some of the other AGT systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SRI International

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

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Yen, A M
    • Henderson, C
    • Sakasita, M
    • Roddin, M
    • Siddiqee, W
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0135-77-6Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70034
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM