Ultra Light Mass Transit—Today's Costs and Environmental Breakthrough in Mass Transit and People Movers

by John D. Emanuel, Flyda Ltd, Cirencester, England,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The paper presents an introduction to Ultra Light Mass Transit Systems under development by Flyda Limited, England. Special emphasis is given to the order-of-magnitude reductions in the overhead track construction costs and in environmental impact. The effect of these breakthroughs on the future market for people movers and mass transit systems is assessed.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Automated people movers | Rail transportation | Benefit cost ratios | Transportation management | Railroad trains | Railroad tracks | Light (artificial) | England | United Kingdom | Europe

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