GUIDELINES FOR THE DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF HUMAN FACTORS ASPECTS OF AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT SYSTEMS

This document has been compiled to provide guidance in the planning, design, fabrication, and evaluation of human factors aspects of Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) Systems, including Downtown People Mover (DPM) systems. It is based on the present state of knowledge in the areas covered and as such it draws on: (1) past and ongoing research; (2) applicable national and international codes and standards; and (3) current practice in transportation construction, law enforcement, fire safety, and military operations. Design concepts such as passenger safety, security, comfort, and convenience are discussed in relation to various AGT subsystems, including the vehicle, the guideway, the command and control center, and the terminal. Potential interactions between AGT systems and the surrounding community are considered. The guidelines also address such issues as accommodation of elderly and handicapped passengers, design to facilitate emergency evacuation, determination of acceptable levels of ride quality, and the optimal assignment of command and control tasks to humans and machines. The appendix summarizes the major guidelines presented in the text in a convenient checklist format; it is intended for use in the planning and evaluation of existing and proposed AGT systems. The bibliography provides references for the reader who needs more detailed information than that provided in the guide.

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  • Pagination: 197 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-79-12 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0081-79-1
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1982 12:00AM