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


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: People movers | Airports and airfields | Alignment | Rail transportation | Case studies | Automatic identification systems | Integrated systems | Quality control | Chicago | Illinois | United States

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