THE TECHNOLOGY OF EVOLUTIONARY TRANSIT

THE TECHNOLOGICAL RECOMMENDATIONS DISCUSSED IN THIS PAPER COVER FOUR POINTS: A MAJOR PROBLEM OF RAIL TRANSIT IS THAT IT HAS TOO MANY - NOT TOO FEW - PASSENGERS AT PEAK HOURS. A PRIME TECHNOLOGICAL OBJECTIVE SHOULD BE TO IMPROVE AMENITIES BY REDUCING RAIL RIDERSHIP DURING THE CRUSH. RAIL IMPROVEMENTS WILL NOT SOLVE THE HIGHWAY CONGESTION PROBLEM. ELECTRONIC HIGHWAY FLOW CONTROLS WILL. DESIGN THE FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM TO TREAT PEOPLE (NOT VEHICLES) EQUALLY. THIS MEANS GIVING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES PRIORITY IN THE TRAFFIC STREAM ROUGHLY ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THEY CARRY. FUTURE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS - WHETHER RAIL OR RUBBER - WILL ACTUALLY INCREASE THE NEED FOR SOME KIND OF MULTI-PASSENGER SYSTEM WHICH SHARES FLOW CONTROLLED RIGHTS-OF-WAY WITH OTHER VEHICLES. TODAY'S VERSION OF THAT SYSTEM IS THE TECHNOLOGICALLY, BACKWARD BUS SYSTEM. THEREFORE, BEGIN TO ESCALATE THE TECHNOLOGY OF BUS SYSTEMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION TO INTRODUCING ELECTRONIC FLOW CONTROLS, THIS MEANS DEVELOPING COMPUTERIZED REAL-TIME DISPATCH SYSTEMS AND RE-DESIGNING THE BUS VEHICLES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper, pp 99-108
  • Authors:
    • Myers, S
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00200293
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  • Created Date: Nov 12 1994 12:00AM