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Departmental Papers (ESE)

1976

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Skip-Stop Operation: High Speed With Good Area Coverage, Vukan R. Vuchic Jan 1976

Skip-Stop Operation: High Speed With Good Area Coverage, Vukan R. Vuchic

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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 ...


Design For A National Urban Transportation Reporting System, Vukan R. Vuchic, Tom Komninos, George List, Kamil Saddiqi, John Worster Jan 1976

Design For A National Urban Transportation Reporting System, Vukan R. Vuchic, Tom Komninos, George List, Kamil Saddiqi, John Worster

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This report analyzes the contents and uses of a National Urban Trans­portation Reporting System. The study was performed to assist UMTA in implementation of Section 15 of the National Mass Transportation Act of 1974.


Evaluating Umta’S Work, Vukan R. Vuchic Jan 1976

Evaluating Umta’S Work, Vukan R. Vuchic

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The period of economic expansion and affluence since World War II created a strong tendency to base planning on unquestioned extrapolation of past trends. This method is acceptable in areas where the developmental trends are in desirable directions. But when this is not the case, this method does not represent rational planning, since its effect is to continue and encourage undesirable developments.

Urban transportation has suffered greatly from this type of planning; many of our national and metropolitan area transportation studies placed a heavy reliance on .con­tinuation of growth in auto ownership, VMT's, decentralization, etc. They failed to ...


Remarks At "R & D Priorities: Proceedings Of The Second Umta/Apta Research And Development Priorities Conference," November 30 - December 1, 1976, Vukan R. Vuchic Jan 1976

Remarks At "R & D Priorities: Proceedings Of The Second Umta/Apta Research And Development Priorities Conference," November 30 - December 1, 1976, Vukan R. Vuchic

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No abstract provided.