Maglev Guideway Route Alignment Parameters
Passenger comfort at high maglev vehicle speeds (110 to 134 meters per second) has significant impact on the proposed use of the existing highway and railroad rights-of-way for hosting...

Determining AGT Feasibility and Potential Alignments for Mission Valley
The objective of the Mission Valley Guideway Transit Study was to assess the feasibility of developing a completely elevated, fully automated guideway transit system to serve as a circulator/distributor...

High Speed Ground Transportation Systems I
Planning and Engineering
This proceedings,High Speed Ground Transportation Systems I: Planning and Engineering, consists of 74 papers presented at the ASCE's...

Verification of an Alluvial Fan Drainage Design Methodology for Transportation Alignments

Evaluation and Selection Methodology for Determination of a Preferred Pipeline Alignment
The San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) had need to construct a regional 108 to 72 inch (2.7 to 1.8 meter) diameter pipeline through San Diego County to increase water supply to its...

Alignment of Large Flood-Peaks on Arid Watersheds
Bridge and culvert design requires estimates for 25- to 100-year return period flood peaks (Q). Floodplain delineation calls for 500-year (Q500) estimates. Arid western flood series are...

Analysis of Barrier Island Dynamics for Ship Channel Planning at Ship Island, Mississippi
Ship Island is located among a chain of barrier islands approximately 18 km south of Biloxi, Mississippi. During initial construction of Gulfport Harbor Ship Channel, 1901-1905, the channel...

Mechanics of River Bank Erosion and Protection State-of-the-Art Report 3: Federal Republic of Germany
Regulation and bank protection on German rivers and waterways have a long tradition. Major elements are alignment, revetments, groynes, longitudinal dikes and scour protection in bends....

Designing for Expansion of Automated People Mover Systems

Practical Construction Tolerances for Aerial Guideways

Contractability—Recent Concepts in Contracting
Owners are customizing project delivery systems by uniquely aligning service agreements and construction contracts. Seeking more productive ways to construct facilities, owners currently...

An Essential Municipal Tool—The Residential Street Guide
This paper presents the residential street design guide. The purpose in presenting residential street design considerations is to call attention to a broad range of factors which should...

Caltrans' Wick Drain Experiences

Can Alaskan Caribou and Oil Development Coexist?
The coastal area near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska is becoming increasingly industrialized as oil development continues. This same coastal area is an important area to a caribou herd known as the...

Roadway Geometric Design Applications
'Road Design, Version 2. 0,' an improved version of the original introduced at the National Conference on Microcomputers in Urban Transportation in San Diego...

Prestressed Concrete Piling—Design vs. As-Built
The proper design, manufacture, handling and installation of prestressed concrete piles is essential to their structural integrity and long life. A quality control program must be designed...

Performance Evaluation and Optimization of Transit Operation
This paper discusses the use of a Performance Evaluation Model in evaluating the effect of short term policy changes including fares, service frequencies, route coverage, and route alignment....

APM System Performance and Guideway Design Parameters
Automated People Movers (APM) are a relatively new form of transportation system becoming popular over the last twenty to twenty-five years. They are characterized by fully automatic and...

A People Mover for O'Hare International Airport
The paper addresses the considerations explored and the final plan identified as the most acceptable solution for implementation of an automated people mover at the Chicago-O'Hare...

Alignment Special Structures for Vancouver's ALRT
This paper describes the special long-span structures, offset columns, and bent structures used in situations where the standardized guideway components used in over 90 percent of the...

 

 

 

 

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