Planning a Nationwide High Speed Rail Freight and Passenger Network
Planning for high speed rail networks is better done at the national level when considering widespread public benefits of these networks, and is essential when dealing with institutional...

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...

The Transrapid EMS Maglev System
The Transrapid 300 mph (500 km/hr) magnetically levitated transportation system is ready for revenue application. The maglev system uses contactless electromagnetic suspension and three...

An Introduction to APM Systems and Applications
An Automated People Mover (APM) is an advanced transportation system in which automated driveless vehicles operate on fixed guideways in exclusive rights-of-way. These differ from other...

A Vision for 21st Century Guided Transit
The design characteristics for 21st century fixed guideway transit are discussed. A system concept responsive to passengers' needs is envisioned. The concept ignores traditional boundaries...

Comparative Analysis of Different Systems for a New Rail Line in Copenhagen, Denmark
A new Mass Transit System is to be built in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Copenhagen Public Bus Company, HT, and the Danish State Railways, DSB, have each carried out feasibility studies. Conventional...

Integrating Waiting Time in the Design of a Transportation System for Short to Intermediate Distances
This paper addresses passenger perceptions of short to medium distance public transportation systems. The concept of the weighted total transportation time (WTTT) is introduced, integrating...

Jacksonville's ASE Crosses the River
After over three years of operation, the Jacksonville (Florida) Automated Skyway Express (Skyway) downtown people mover system is expanding. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA),...

Planning for Airport APM Systems—New Applications
Traditionally, automated people mover (APM) systems at airports have been used to move passengers between a main terminal, in which ticketing and baggage claim occurs, and aircraft gates...

APMs at Tampa International Airport—A Story of Innovation
The Tampa International Airport has been at the forefront of integrating Automated People Movers into airport design for more than twenty years. The need for APM technology comes from...

The TrAAm People Mover Project
TrAAm is the new exclusive people mover for American Airlines at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Since opening in late 1991 it has been carrying over 18,000 people a day....

Chicago-O'Hare International Airport Transit System (ATS)
This paper describes the development of the O'Hare Airport Transit System, as well as, the individual subsystem elements which make up the entire system. In addition, the paper also describes...

Denver International Airport AGTS—A Progress Report
Denver International Airport (DIA), the first major airport to be built in the United States in nearly 20 years, is under construction approximately 25 miles (40 km) northeast of downtown...

Newark International Airport APM: A Progress Report
This paper presents an overview of the progress of the Newark International Airport APM project, emphasizing facility design and construction....

Honolulu International Airport (HIA) APM
The Hawaii Department of Transportation, in planning to meet passenger demands over the next 20 years, is providing for expanded terminal buildings. The expanse of the airport requires...

Narita Airport People Mover System
This paper gives a general overview of the People Mover installed at the Narita Airport by Otis Elevator in 1992. Included is a description of the unique combination of a cable propelled...

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...

American Airlines' TrAAm System Vehicle Modification/Conversion Program
In October of 1992 American Airlines inaugurated a new people mover service among four stations within its two-terminal complex at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (D/FW). Named the `TrAAm,'...

Traversing the Terminals
When it opens this December, the Denver International airport will rely on an $89 million automated-people-mover, (APM) system as the primary means of transporting passengers between the...

Using License Plate Survey Data in Transportation Planning Applications
This paper is a presentation of the methodology used by the Baltimore Regional Council of Governments to conduct a multi-faceted study for the Maryland Aviation Administration, which operates...

 

 

 

 

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