City of Pittsburgh Horizontal Elevator Experience: A Unique Application

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by Robert H. Lurcott, City of Pittsburgh, City Planning, Dep, Pittsburgh, PA, USA,
Gary R. Erenrich, City of Pittsburgh, City Planning, Dep, Pittsburgh, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: The City of Pittsburgh is developing a unique and innovative application of horizontal elevator technology for use as downtown people-movers. The paper reviews the horizontal elevator concept, outlines the private and public benefits, and details the available public incentives and private interests. For the reasons in the paper, the City believes that the prospects are good for one or more privately-funded and operated downtown peoplemovers in the near future.

Subject Headings: Elevators | Urban areas | Private sector | Public private partnership | Business districts | People movers | Freight transportation | Innovation | Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh | North America | United States

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