Building a Bridge Within a Bridge
The City of Grand Rapids had to replace an aging bridge connecting vital commercial centers on opposite sides of Michigan's Grand River. The city's consultants...

Waterfront Development in Downtown Jacksonville
The development of the waterfront on the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville can best be described as 'putting the right pieces together, in the right place, at the right...

Downtown Traffic Goes Down Under
Seattle's 1980 employment population of 124,000 is expected to jump to 150,000 by 1990. This will mean more commuter traffic and more mass transit coming into the city's...

Development of Two Plants on California Canals
The projects utilize the head drop between canals on the system of the Central California Irrigation District (CCID. ) The projects utilize the elevation difference between the District's...

Roller Compacted Concrete
Roller compacted concrete has emerged recently as an economical material and rapid method of construction for use in gravity dams, overflow structures and heavy duty pavements. The economics...

Irrigation Scheduling with the Neutron Probe
In 1981, the Imperial Irrigation District in cooperation with the United States Bureau of Reclamation started a demonstration irrigation scheduling program on 15,000 acres (6,075 ha)....

Foreshore Treatment as a Method of Coastal Protection
This paper describes the damages sustained by a small section of the Vancouver, British Columbia coastline during the passage of a storm in December, 1982. This stretch of protected coastline...

Unique Installation Methods for Large Interceptor in Poor Soil Conditions
The construction of approximately 1. 5 miles of a major sewer interceptor in downtown Boston encountered some unique construction challenges. The entire route required dewatering during...

Feasibility Assessment, Planning and Programming of Downtown People Mover Installations
Based on the author's personal experience, this paper sets forth suggested guidelines for progressing from initial feasibility studies through implementation of automated...

How Will People Movers Affect Downtown Areas?
The year 1980 was a pivotal one for the downtown automated people mover development process in both Detroit and Miami. In that year both cities completed their preliminary engineering/environmental...

Applications and Benefits of Accelerating Walkway Systems
A number of studies have shown that many persons resist walking, and might be willing to pay as much as 25 to 50 cents per minute to avoid walking. A new form of urban transport - Accelerating...

Urban Experience with AGT in North America
This paper gives a brief historical review of events behind the four Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) system deployments which are approaching public operations during 1985 and 1986. Particular...

Planning-Miami Downtown People Mover
This paper presents the Miami Downtown People Mover Story, now officially called METROMOVER. METROMOVER is a fixed, elevated, fully automated people mover, which was developed as a feeder-distributor...

The Planning of an Automated Rapid Transit System in Vancouver
BC Transit is building a 13 mile (22 km) rapid transit line in Vancouver that incorporates Heavy Rapid Transit, Light Rapid Transit and Automated People Mover concepts. The bus sized lightweight...

Status of Tampa's Downtown People Mover
There are currently three People Mover Systems either in the planning stage, construction stage, or operational stage in Tampa. Tampa International Airport has had a Westinghouse Shuttle...

Lille DPM System & VAL Family
This document provides a brief description of the different steps from the beginning to the total completion of the Lille downtown people mover (DPM) program in France. The system performance...

Iterative Design and Evaluation of APM Alternatives
This paper addresses the wide range of cost, performance, and impact criteria which are important in the assessment of automated people-movers in major activity centers. Utilizing a detailed...

Financing and Implementing Special Assessments
On November 1, 1984 Metropolitan Dade County began levying and collecting a special assessment on 700 properties within the service area of the Downtown Component of Metrorail. Based on...

Value Capture Opportunities for the Proposed Tampa Downtown People Mover

The Miami DPM Procurement Approach

 

 

 

 

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