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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-281820.
  • 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
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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