The Honolulu Airport People Mover Project Unique Challenges—Unique Solutions

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by John F. Conley, AEG Westinghouse Transportation, Systems, Inc, Pittsburgh, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV

Abstract: Unique technical challenges imposed on potential suppliers of the Automated People Mover (APM) System for the Honolulu International Airport include the requirement of strict segregation of arriving Domestic and International passengers, the capability of rapidly transporting all international passengers to the new planned International Terminal Building and capability to quickly change the APM fleet `mix' to respond to unique International and Domestic arrival peaks throughout each 24-hour day. The economic challenge was to minimize the State's investment in guideways and vehicles. This paper summarizes these unique challenges presented by the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division (DOT), and the unique solutions planned by AEG Westinghouse Transportation/Systems, Inc., to meet those challenges. It provides a brief description of the new system which is currently scheduled for initial operation in 1997.

Subject Headings: People movers | Smart buildings | Airports and airfields | Automated transit systems | Passengers | Guideways | Airport terminals | Economic factors | North America | Hawaii | Honolulu | United States

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