The UMTA Office of Technology Development and Deployment is studying the attributes of Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) vis-a-vis conventional urban transportation alternatives in order to determine whether a need for AGT systems exists within U.S. urban areas. The objectives were to define the locally perceived role of AGT, to determine the impediments to its adoption, and to identify needed improvements to current and future generations of AGT systems. This effort involved a review of 12 existing case studies; inquiries of 99 local officials and others in 46 cities, and interviews with 27 officials and others in six cities. Summaries and analysis of the responses are presented in this report. The findings of the report include: (1) Most of the critical issues in the transportation decision-making process are not AGT-specific. They include costs (capital and O and M), overhead structures, Federal and local funding, technical risk, and public and political support. (2) There is a wide variation in perceptions of the role of AGT, impediments to its adoption, and needed improvements. (3) Major problem areas are of a non-technical nature.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urbitran Associates, Incorporated

    101 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lee, R B
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-06-0057-78-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70049
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM