AGT GUIDEWAY AND STATION TECHNOLOGY. VOLUME 5: EVALUATION MODELS

The objective of the Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) Guideway and Station Technology Project is to develop guideway, station and weather protection concepts that will improve performance and reduce the cost and implementation time associated with AGT systems. Evaluation models are presented herein which set forth methodologies for the development and evaluation of guideways and stations for AGT systems. The models include concept development and evaluation methodologies for both guideways and stations, a cost model, and an implementation time model. The concept development methodology outlines a step-by-step procedure and describes the work involved in developing guideway and station concepts. This methodology is interwoven with the evaluation methodology so that concepts can be evaluated. The evaluation methodology includes the establishment of evaluation measures and goals including cost and time and a procedure for evaluating concepts in both the schematic design stage and the preliminary design stage. A computerized life-cycle cost model is included to calculate annual costs for capital and operations and maintenance, including power consumption. The cost model includes default values, which can be used by entering a description of the guideway and stations, to obtain an estimate of investment cost by line item and overall annual costs. The implementation time model is presented in the form of bar graphs and network diagrams. Estimates of the time range are presented for each of the eleven major activities involved in implementing guideways and stations. These activities range from predesign planning through acceptance of the work.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 4, PB-295613. Prepared in cooperation with ABAM Engineers, Inc., Tacoma, WA., and General Research Corp., Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    165 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60601

    ABAM Engineers, Incorporated

    33301 Ninth Avenue, South
    Federal Way, WA  United States  98003-6395

    General Research Corporation

    Operations Analysis Division, Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Stevens, R D
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 269 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0152-79-4Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70066
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM