Automated guideway transit : an assessment of PRT and other new systems, including supporting panel reports : prepared at the request of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Transportation Subcommittee
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Automated guideway transit : an assessment of PRT and other new systems, including supporting panel reports : prepared at the request of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Transportation Subcommittee

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    • TRIS Online Accession Number:
      00099351
    • OCLC Number:
      1908932
    • NTL Classification:
      NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION;NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Advanced Public Transit Systems;NTL-INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS-INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS;NTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-Travel Demand;
    • Abstract:
      This assessment of Personal Rapid Transit and other forms of Automated Guideway

      Transportation has been prepared in response to a request from Congress. The

      scope of this assessment complements two other studies conducted by the Office

      of Technology Assessment (OTA). The subjects of these other assessments are:

      1) The degree of automation which is technically feasible, economically

      justifiable, or otherwise appropriate to rail rapid transit; and 2) The

      process by which communities plan, select or reject, and implement rail rapid

      transit systems in conjunction with other modes of transit. The objectives of

      this assessment are threefold: 1)To provide the Senate Appropriations

      Committee with information on the current status and the social and economic

      aspects of Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) developments, 2) To assess the key

      problems associated with Automated Guideway Transit as perceived by potential

      riders, the communities, and the transit industry; and 3) To identify major

      policy issues and automated guideway transit program alternatives, and to

      explore their implications. Dual-mode systems, moving walkways, and continuous

      flow systems are beyond the scope of this study. Other urban transportation

      options (e.g., electric automobiles) that might contribute to overcoming some

      of our current difficulties are covered, but only briefly. Consideration was

      given to the economic, social, and technical aspects of Automated Guideway

      Transit. The link in this record leads to a Table of Contents for this document

      in hypertext that will allow the user to view in .pdf format the entire volume

      (375p., 4511K) or selected chapters.

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