The basic attributes of the taxicab are used as design guidelines for a community commuter system. The system consists of many small cablike vehicles with a capacity range of 4 to 6 passengers. These travel in closed, elevated tubes with street level boarding stations every block or every other block. Track system consists of one-directional loops which may be operated independently or interlinked. Stopping and starting are minimized. Accessibility is maximized. Important to the esthetics of the system is the innovation of vertical switching which permits the system to be slim and unobtrusive. The community system discussion is augmented with a brief description of an intercommunity system which would be needed to tie the community systems together. Optimum performance curves are given for the integrated system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the IEEE-ASME Joint Railroad Conference, St. Louis, Mo., April 11-12, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Goodykoontz, J R
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1981 12:00AM