APM Microprocessor Based Enhancements
Many recent product enhancements have helped to move automated people mover (APM) technology toward the 21st Century with far reaching prospects for applications in the mass transit industry....

Advances in People Mover Central Control
AEG Westinghouse Transportation Systems, Inc. has designed many graphic display based central control computers for people mover systems. These include airport systems for: Changi in Singapore,...

The MK II Art System?A New Generation of Automated Guideway Transit
Bombardier is well advanced in a program to produce a larger version of its successful Advanced Light Rapid Transit (ALRT) vehicle which is in service in Detroit, Scarborough (Toronto)...

Design and Construction of the Miami Metromover Extensions
Final design, right-of-way acquisition and construction of two extensions to the existing Downtown Miami Automated People Mover, known as the Metromover, began in September 1989. Millions...

Automated Design of the Steel Box Girder Guideway for the Kuala Lumpur Downtown People-Mover
Design of the Kuala Lumpur (KL) Downtown People-Mover had to be accomplished on a fast-track schedule. The system contractor assembled a team of experts from North America and Malaysia...

Guideway Underbellies, Legs and Feet: Aesthetic Opportunities
Design aspects of APM elements that become permanent part of an urban or park setting are identified and examined. Numerous examples from operating systems and conceptual APM designs are...

Generic People-Mover Guideways, Pros and Cons
The Las Colinas Area Personal Transit (APT) system became operational in 1989, but the first section of guideway was built 11 years earlier, several years before the selection of the vehicle...

Americans With Disabilities Act?Implications for APM Design
This paper provides an overview of the ADA origins, and its relationship with previous legislation, standards, and federal agencies. Key ADA requirements, as written in the DOT Final Rule,...

Turnkey Contractor Procurement for System Improvements
This paper describes the development of a procurement method and documents issued to bidders for improvements to the Docklands Light Railway, London, England. The bidders were required...

The Advantages of E & M Systems Procurement
Fifteen years of experience, observations and lessons gained by two of the leading turnkey contractors in the transit and large people mover market have led to the following conclusion:...

Implications of ISTEA on the Implementation of APMs
The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991, approved 372-47 in the House and 79-8 in the Senate, is a landmark legislation in the area of transportation. Through...

Which Way Do People Movers Move?

Automated People Movers IV
This proceedings, Automated People Movers IV, includes 72 papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Automated People Movers...

People Mover Helps Tame O'Hare Tangles

Soft Touch People Mover Central Control
The people mover central control systems perform many automatic functions, are built with off-the-shelf redundant hardware, include advanced color graphics and touch screen operator interfaces,...

The Future of Airport Engineering

Private Participation Made Easy in Small but Smart Transit
The maturing field of electronically 'smart' people movers offers the possibility of urban transit linkages which are smaller in scale, less demanding to operate,...

The Las Colinas Area Personal Transit System: A Public/Private Partnership
This paper presents an overview of the development of the Las Colinas Area Personal Transit (APT) System, identifying the key aspects of the APT Project related to a public/private partnership....

People Movers Move Downtown
Although the people mover has become a common sight at major airports in the U.S. and abroad, the sleek high tech vehicles have yet to establish themselves as a cost effective mode of...

Automated People Movers in the Family of Transit Modes

 

 

 

 

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