Feasibility Assessment, Planning and Programming of Downtown People Mover Installationsby Robert J. Dietz, Gannett Fleming Transportation, Engineers Inc, Harrisburg, PA, USA,
Abstract: Based on the author's personal experience, this paper sets forth suggested guidelines for progressing from initial feasibility studies through implementation of automated people movers in an urban environment. It evaluates the successes and failures of earlier studies, discusses the lessons learned from those studies and suggests specific steps for future efforts. For Miami and Detroit, which have proceeded to construction, the paper assesses the various program assumptions and actual experience during final design and construction. Where possible, specific recommendations for future installations are suggested.
Subject Headings: Feasibility studies | People movers | Business districts | Computer programming | Construction management | Rail transportation | Failure analysis | Urban areas | Automation | North America | United States | Michigan | Miami | Florida | Detroit
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