The objective of the project is to develop guideway, station and weather protection concepts which will reduce the cost and implementation time associated with AGT systems. The purpose of this report is to present concepts for AGT guideways and stations which will minimize overall costs and implementation time. The concepts presented fall into four areas: guideways, stations, power distribution, and contracting methods. The guideway concepts work includes a discussion of various materials and construction techniques and assesses their applicability to AGT. Selected existing AGT guideway designs are examined and modified to reduce costs. Power distribution concepts and costs compare AC and DC power, single versus multi-point incoming service, and basic versus dual-redundant substations. Four baseline station concepts are developed and costed, and sensitivity variations of these concepts are examined. A selected number of the developed guideway and station concepts are evaluated and illustrated through photomontages and models. Fifteen alternative contracting methods for guideways and stations are developed and evaluated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-281632. Prepared in cooperation with ABAM Engineers, Inc., Tacoma, WA.
  • 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

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Stevens, R D
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 418 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0152-79-6Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70066
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1982 12:00AM