Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers

by Edward S. Neumann, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV 26506,
Murthy V. A. Bondada, (M.ASCE), Proj. Mgr.; Gannett Fleming Corddry & Carpenter, P.O. Box 1963, Harrisburg, PA 17105,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-488-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-488-9 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 856

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Conference information: A Conference | Miami, Florida, United States | March 25-28, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The high levels of interest currently being shown by a number of cities and special land uses indicates that automated people movers (APM) have established a secure position on the spectrum of feasible passenger-carrying transportation technologies. Automated people movers include a wide range of technologies, beginning with simple cable powered systems, through the more complex rubber-tired systems, up to the highly sophisticated magnetically levitated systems. Another example is accelerating walkway systems, which are still in an early evolutionary stage. The papers included in this book collectively cover system concepts, capabilities and requirements, financing, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of APM.

Subject Headings: Cables | Automated people movers | Walkways | Urban areas | Urban and regional development | Transportation engineering | Rubber


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