Generic People-Mover Guideways, Pros and Cons

by Robert R. Griebenow, ABAM Engineers, Federal Way, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV


The Las Colinas Area Personal Transit (APT) system became operational in 1989, but the first section of guideway was built 11 years earlier, several years before the selection of the vehicle system. The concept of a generic guideway has been discussed for numerous projects, but it has only been implemented for the Las Colinas development. This paper revisits the reasons why the generic guideway concept was chosen. A brief history of the APT development will be traced from conception through system selection to assess the benefits and concerns of the generic guideway concept.

Subject Headings: People movers | Guideways | System analysis | Vehicles | History | Transportation studies | Transportation management

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