FEASIBILITY AND COST OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

FEASIBILITY OF MAJOR INNOVATIONS, PERSONAL TRANSIT AND DUAL-MODE TRANSIT, IS AT HAND; REMAINING ISSUES REVOLVE AROUND ATTAINMENT OF ADEQUATE RELIABILITY AND SAFETY AT COMPETITIVE COST. KEY TECHNICAL ISSUES, REQUIRING DESIGN STUDY AND EXPERIMENT FOR CONCLUSIVE RESOLUTION, ARE FIRST IDENTIFIED; THEN PROBABLE COSTS ARE ANALYZED AND COMPARED OVER A RANGE OF USAGE LEVELS WITH THOSE OF CONVENTIONAL TRANSIT. THREE SYSTEMS ARE CONSIDERED: DOWNTOWN PERSONAL TRANSIT (PERC), PERSONAL TRANSIT FOR BOTH URBAN AND DOWNTOWN AREAS, AND A WIDESPREAD DUAL-MODE SYSTEM (SIMILAR TO CUMMUCAR). BART SYSTEM COSTS ARE ALSO DESCRIBED FOR COMPARISON. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Engineering and Transportation

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  • Authors:
    • Graver, C
    • Brennand, J
    • Baumann, D
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00201821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 43-55
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 1970 12:00AM