The Possibility of People Mover Cost Reduction in Japan

by Yoshio Tsukio, Nagoya Univ, Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers


One of the major problems preventing the introduction of people movers into urban areas is their expensive unit cost in comparison with existing transport technologies. In this paper, the unit cost of both Japanese and US people movers are analysed to identify the causes of the high unit costs, and then, several countermeasures to reduce cost are discussed.

Subject Headings: People movers | Rail transportation | Transportation studies | System analysis | Urban areas | Comparative studies | Buses | Maintenance | Japan | Asia | United States

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