This paper reflects the view that both the accelerating walkway (AW) and the automated mixed traffic vehicle (AMTV) system can provide service for short urban trips. In this paper, estimated life cycle costs of the two promising feeder and local circulation systems, AW and AMTV, are examined. Cost functions for the AW and the AMTV are described; their sensitivity to some of the design, operating and cost parameters is examined. The two systems are placed in the context of hypothetical applications to identify typical user costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Conference on Automated Guideway Transit Technology Development Held at Boston, Massachusetts on February 28-March 2, 1978,
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Metrek Division, 1820 Dolley Madison Boulveard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lenard, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-7858 Conf Paper, UMTA-VA-06-0041-78-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1981 12:00AM