ASSESSMENT OF THE TUNNEL TRAIN SYSTEM AT HOUSTON INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT
This report describes and assesses the Tunnel Train System at Houston Intercontinental Airport; it was installed in 1972 as a replacement of an earlier battery-powered tug system. It provides a good example of the problems associated with fitting an AGT system into an existing environment. Information and data were collected by the authors through surveys of technical literature; formal site visits; interviews with operators, management, and engineering personnel; and a visit to the system manufacturer. In the proposed extension of the terminal, the airport will have to decide whether to upgrade or extend the tunnel train or to install a new system. In terms of current demand, the system serves its purpose adequately.
- See also PB-281820.
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- Yen, A M
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 98 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport access; Airports; Automated guideway transit; Automatic control; Comfort; Economic analysis; Level of service; Passenger transportation; Personal rapid transit; Rapid transit; Systems analysis; Tunnels; Underground structures; Vehicles
- Identifier Terms: George Bush Intercontinental Airport
- Uncontrolled Terms: Services
- Geographic Terms: Houston (Texas); Texas
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Bridges and other structures; Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00186150
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0135-77-3Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70034
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM