A People Mover for O'Hare International Airportby 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
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.
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