REVIEW OF DUAL MODE CASE STUDIES
The report presents a summary and comparison of three dual mode case studies, namely: (1) Milwaukee Case Study, 1970; (2) Milwaukee Planning Case Study, 1970; and (3) Orange County Planning Case Study, 1976. These studies investigated bus-sized dual mode transit vehicles, in the context of comprehensive transportation plans for selected metropolitan areas. A description of technologies, operations, and implementation plans form the basis of each of the three dual mode case studies. In this report, the relationship between the three studies is described; the respective methodologies, assumptions and conclusions are summarized and compared to provide a perspective on the present status of dual mode technology. A general concluding remark stated herein is that Orange County seems less well suited for a successful application of dual mode technology than Milwaukee. This appears to be due more to Orange County being less well suited to any fixed guideway transit service, than to the specific characteristics of dual mode technology.
Mitre CorporationMetrek Division, 1820 Dolley Madison Boulveard
McLean, VA United States 22102
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Lenard, M
- Publication Date: 1979-4
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Case studies; Dual mode transportation systems; Evaluation; Guideways; Implementation; Metropolitan areas; Technology; Urban transportation
- Geographic Terms: California; Wisconsin
- Subject Areas: Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Research; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00197493
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0041-79-5Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-50016
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM