ASSESSMENT OF THE AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLED TRANSPORTATION (ACT) SYSTEM AT FAIRLANE TOWN CENTER

This report contains the interim findings of an assessment of the Automatically Controlled Transportation (ACT) System for passenger transport in the Fairlane Town Center at Dearborn, Michigan. SRI International conducted the assessment as part of a program sponsored by UMTA, and is under contract to assess the systems at Sea-Tac International Airport, Fairlane Town Center, Tampa International Airport, Houston Intercontinental Airport, Walt Disney World, and King's Dominion Amusement Park. The purpose of the site reports is to provide a uniformly documented presentation of AGT installations for UMTA's AGT Socio-Economic Research Program, and to gain an in-depth understanding of existing domestic and foreign AGT systems. The overall objectives are to: (1) obtain factual engineering and operational data; (2) obtain descriptive economic, system performance, and user perception data; and (3) review the design, development, and implementation process. The findings are intended to establish the state of the art of AGT systems for ultimate use in planning, evaluating, producing, and deploying. This report addresses the approach used in the Fairlane assessment; the engineering systems description; operation, maintenance and reliability, and passenger-oriented system performance; systems economics; and the development history.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SRI International

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025-3493

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Yen, A M
    • Henderson, C
    • Sakasita, M
    • Roddin, M
    • Cronin, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 120 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0135-77-2Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70034
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1982 12:00AM