Effects of Lane Width Reduction on Safety and Flow
This research dealt with the issue of lane narrowing as an alternative to pavement widening in providing safety improvements on urban freeways. This study dealt with I-95 in Miami Florida...

Flood Reduction Efficiency of the Water-Management System in Dade County (Miami), Florida
Two tropical weather systems, Hurricane Donna (1960) and Tropical Storm Dennis (1981), produced nearly equivalent amounts of rainfall in a 48-hour period south of the Miami (Florida) area....

Metromover Raises Hopes for Miami's Growth

Complexity in Concrete
Centrust Tower in Miami, Fla., is a $95 million, 37 story, 600,000 sq ft tower rising from one side of a block-square 11 story parking garage. Columns on the curved side of the triangular...

Urban/Rural Interactions in Dade County, Florida
Dade County, which contains the City of Miami, is generally urbanized, yet contains pockets of rural and semi-rural areas. These areas are affected by surrounding urbanization, and some...

Seagrass Mitigation in Biscayne Bay, Florida
A large scale seagrass revegetation project was undertaken by the Port of Miami, Dade County, Florida, in 1982. Thirty eight acres of Thalassia testudinum, Syringodium filiforme, and Halodule...

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...

Station Design Approach to Peoplemover System
This paper examines some of the real issues that face the planners and designers of tomorrow's urban people movers. Concerns such as the urban context of the Miami METROMOVER,...

Joint Use Right-of-Way Agreements for the Miami Metromover System
This paper presents an overview of the right-of-way acquisition process for the Miami automated people mover system (METROMOVER). The cost associated with the acquisition of the necessary...

Downtown People Mover Operating and Maintenance Personnel Requirements
Two major automated Downtown People Mover (DPM) projects, Miami and Detroit, are expected to be in operation within a year. These two DPM systems are similar in many respects: automation,...

Institutional Barriers to Private Financing
This paper examines the general question of institutional barriers at federal, state and local levels of government to private participation and financing in urban transportation. He reports...

Downtown People Mover System Security: Detroit and Miami Responses
The Detroit and Miami downtown people mover (DPM) systems will be in uncontrolled environments in major urban central business districts. Both plan not to have personnel on vehicles or...

Design and Fabrication of the Guideway Superstructure for the Miami METROMOVER
The guideways for the driverless rubber-tired vehicles are entirely aerial. As a result of severe restrictions on horizontal alignment and pier locations imposed by the downtown Miami...

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 Miami DPM Procurement Approach

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...

Environmental Protection Program for the Expansion of the Port of Miami, Florida

Cleanup of the Miami Drum Hazardous Waste Site

Turnkey Projects for Downtown People Movers
Los Angeles, Detroit, and Miami received proposals for construction of downtown people mover systems. The requests for bids contemplated turnkey type construction contracts. The multiplicity...

Dade County Rapid Transit: Management Scheduling Techniques
In order to reduce the size and maintenance problems of CPM schedules for large public works programs, a system of summarization networking was developed and utilized on the Dade County,...

 

 

 

 

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