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Under the aegis of the French government, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (French National Railway Society), or SNCF, has built two new bridges, each approximately 1,100...

The Design of the Automated Operation System for the Paris METEOR Line

Field Trial Results of VMS Travel Time Display on the Corridor Peripherique of Paris

Rock `N' Roll in Cleveland
A glass tent, a cylinder perched on a single column, a collection of squares, rectangles, triangles and circles were amassed in and around a 167 ft tall tower by architect I.M. Pei to...

The Channel Tunnel: Larger Than Life, and Late
The Channel tunnel opens in May, but passenger service will be delayed while final testing on trains and electrical systems are completed. The English Channel tunnel crossing is the world's...

A Calibration Process for Automatic Incident Detection Algorithms
This paper describes the development of a general method for the calibration of Automatic Incident Detection algorithms. A simple structure of freeway traffic data adapted to this process...

The TGV Rolling Stock—Its Evolution and Capabilities
The TGV has achieved a revolution in passenger rail service in France and in Europe. The subject of this paper is the TGV rolling stock, the distribution between three generations, the...

Traffic Information and Driver Behavior in France
The 600 Kilometer freeway network within a 30 Kilometer radius around Paris handles 40% of the overall regional traffic volume (number of vehicles). This network is now operated by a single...

Charles De Gaulle Airport People Mover Story
Even in the firsts master plan designs for the Charles De Gaulle (CDG) Airport, an internal people mover (PM) link was imagined to serve the airport. Thirty years after the original master...

Management of Geotechnical Data for a Tunnel Near Paris, France

Low-Cycle Fatigue Prediction for Ramberg-Osgood Type Materials
The prediction of low-cycle fatigue crack growth is successfully made by an equation employing the J-integral range. This equation, originally proposed by Dowling and Begley, is analogous...

Effect on Soil and Groundwater Due to Long-Term Land Treatment
A comprehensive assessment of the environmental impact of a full-scale, operating overland flow (OLF) land treatment system was made of the Campbell Soup, Inc. OLF system in Paris, Texas....

Effects of Wastewater Irrigation on Aqueous Geochemistry
A comprehensive assessment of the environmental impact of a full-scale, operating overland flow (OLF) land treatment system was made of the Campbell Soup, Inc. OLF system in Paris, Texas....

Stereo Vision with Scan-Line Cameras for Intrusion Detection on L.R.T. Tracks
In this paper we present a new method for the detection of intrusions by means of stereo vision in order to infer 3D information from two linear sensors. This method can be used for security...

Application of Control Theory to Regulate Traffic Flow on Periurban Ringways
Two on-ramp metering strategies are compared by a simulation study for the Boulevard Peripherique in Paris. The first one is a local strategy, based on linear feedback control theory....

An Example of Privately Funded Project
The paper discusses the proposal of the Syndicat des Transports Parisiens, the local authority in charge of Public Transports in the Paris region, to ask private firms to implement without...

Probabilistic Analysis of the Ghonem and Dore Data
A two-state Markov process model for fatigue crack growth is utilized with experimental fatigue crack growth data reported by H. Ghonem and S. Dore to study the effect of stress ratio...

Optimal Control of the West Parisian Area Water Supply Network
The West Parisian Area regional office of Lyonnaise des Eaux has been equipped with computer-aided optimal decision-making software, using daily water demand forecasts. This tool calculates...

Computerized Operation of Water and Urban Networks: From Digital Mapping to Integrated Information Systems
Advances in computer hardware and software have provided the opportunity for development of powerful technical information systems (TIS) for municipal water supply and distribution services....

The SK System in Paris

 

 

 

 

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