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Departmental Papers (ESE)

1973

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Integration Of Transit Systems Summary, R. Krzyczkowski, Vukan R. Vuchic, R. Remak, S. Henneman Oct 1973

Integration Of Transit Systems Summary, R. Krzyczkowski, Vukan R. Vuchic, R. Remak, S. Henneman

Departmental Papers (ESE)

The objective of this report is to assess the potential for interagency and intermodal integration of transit systems in U.S. urban areas, drawing on an analysis of the successful experience of European systems. Vol. l documents the need for transit integration in U.S. urban areas, presents the conceptual and evaluative frame-work, and reviews current transit integration efforts by Federal, state, and local governments. Vol. 2 describes in detail four major European transit systems (London, Hamburg, Paris, and Munich); gives brief descriptions of six others (Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, and Oslo); and summarizes and appraises the ...


Rapid Transit Automation And The Last Crew Member, Vukan R. Vuchic Oct 1973

Rapid Transit Automation And The Last Crew Member, Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

Rapid transit systems in many cities are being automated, but most transit officials reject the idea of operation without crews on the train as idealistic. At the same time large resources are spent on development of full automation for numerous new systems such as PRT, many of which have no defined role in urban transportation programmed train movement eliminates any possible improper driving practices. However, nearly all rapid transit vehicles have indirect controls which prevent the driver from improper acceleration and assist him in braking. Thus improvement through A TO is again not significant.


Integration Of Transit System, R. Krzyczkowski, Vukan R. Vuchic, R. Remak, S. Henneman Jun 1973

Integration Of Transit System, R. Krzyczkowski, Vukan R. Vuchic, R. Remak, S. Henneman

Departmental Papers (ESE)

The objective of this report is to assess the potential for interagency and intermodal integration of transit systems in u.s. urban areas, drawing on an analysis of the successful experience of European systems. Vol. 1 documents the need for transit integration in U.S. urban areas, presents the conceptual and evaluative frame­work, and reviews current transit integration efforts by Federal, state, and local governments. Vol. 2 describes in detail four major European transit systems (London, Hamburg, Paris, and Munich); give brief descriptions of six others (Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, and Oslo); and summarizes and appraises ...


Skip-Stop Operation As A Method For Transit Speed Increase, Vukan R. Vuchic Apr 1973

Skip-Stop Operation As A Method For Transit Speed Increase, Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

Increase of transit speeds is one of the most effective ways of increasing the attractiveness of transit for urban travel. While surface transit in particular suffers from low speed, the desirabil­ity of higher speeds is not limited to it. Rapid transit has adequate speed for short to medium-distance trips in urban areas. However, for longer trips, particularly when there is a competing freeway facility, the requirement for speed is rather high. Since many station spacings are adopted on the basis of area coverage, high operating speed of the trains often cannot be achieved. Thus, typical lines of urban rapid ...