The report outlines activities managed by the Transportation Systems Center for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Office of Research, Development and Demonstrations' Rail Programs, in support of advancing urban rail technology. The emphasis has been in the area of rapid transit; however, the long-range applications of the program will benefit both commuter rail and light rail. The report describes the major instrumentation and equipment development activities directed toward the establishment of a basic measurement capability, in support of the evolving program plan, for the test and evaluation of rapid rail cars, car subsystems, and track structures. Under the category technology development, several projects are described including a tunneling plan, noise abatement project, wheel-rail dynamics research facility and descriptions of various contractor reports.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Madigan, R J
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Status Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1982 12:00AM