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Javni Gradski Promet: Sistemi I Tehnologija, Vukan R. Vuchic Mar 1982

Javni Gradski Promet: Sistemi I Tehnologija, Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

No abstract provided.


Train Crew Reduction For Increased Productivity Of Rail Transit, Vukan R. Vuchic, Richard Clarke, Matthew C. Fenton Iv, Maria Lu, Thomas J. Potter Jr. Feb 1982

Train Crew Reduction For Increased Productivity Of Rail Transit, Vukan R. Vuchic, Richard Clarke, Matthew C. Fenton Iv, Maria Lu, Thomas J. Potter Jr.

Departmental Papers (ESE)

With the increases in wages since the 1950s, labor costs have become the domin­ant portion of operating costs for transit agencies. Efforts to increase produc­tivity of operating labor have been particularly successful on rail transit systems. For example, development of high-capacity articulated cars, provision of separated rights-of-way and introduction of self-service fare collection have resulted in an approximately 20-fold increase in productivity of light rail transit systems.

The report shows that while the modern rail transit systems (e.g. Lindenwold Line, San Francisco BART, Atlanta's MARTA) have one-person train crews and thus very high productivity, most older ...


Designers Widen The Urban Rail Options, Vukan R. Vuchic Jan 1982

Designers Widen The Urban Rail Options, Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

Far from being rendered obsolete by car and bus, or squeezed out by rising costs, the pace, of metro construction has accelerated dramatically through three decades-· and this trend is con­tinuing. Once categorised by planners as suitable only for the most densely travelled corridors, urban rail is now appreciated as offering a continuous spectrum of choice from fully segre­gated metro and regional rail systems through to the streetcar or tram. Provided large and medium-sized citied have sound transport policies, there will usually be an important role for rail transit.