A People Mover for O'Hare International Airport

by Thomas J. Parker, Envirodyne Engineers Inc, Chicago, IL, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: The paper addresses the considerations explored and the final plan identified as the most acceptable solution for implementation of an automated people mover at the Chicago-O'Hare International Airport. It discusses the airport environment prior to implementation of the Chicago O'Hare Development Program; the causes which led to the decision to provide an alternative transportation mode; how the proposed system will integrate with other modes of transportation; alternative planning considerations studied for the alignment and how the adopted alignment evolved; construction impacts of implementation; handicapped needs; system expandability; performance measures; and maintenance facility planning.

Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | People movers | Construction management | Automated transit systems | Rail transportation | Alignment | Systems engineering | North America | Illinois | United States | Chicago

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