Las Colinas: Reflections From Its Founder

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...

Reflections on the New Systems Study Project
1993 marks the 25th anniversary of the New Systems Study Project. This project produced a report from President Johnson to the Congress entitled....

A Marketing Analysis of an Old Concept: the Horizontal Elevator-Monorail
The objective of this research is to define an efficient and cost effective concept for an Automated People Mover (APM) System. Current solutions are relatively expensive to install, have...

The Development of Public Transport Systems for Urban Areas and the Relation with People Movers
The development of new public transport concepts for urban areas has to be related to problems in this field. Therefore on the one hand in a systematic way an inventory is made of the...

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...

Active Guideway Systems
Many automated people movers which have been developed or studied in France or in other countries belong to the category of active guideway systems. This paper describes characteristics...

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...

Technological Innovations: Opportunities to Reduce Costs
This paper presents a comparative study of an automatic dedicated single track people mover and an automatic dedicated double track people mover. The study examined both `system' and infrastructure...

Concept of a Polycentric Metropolitan Area with Automated People-Movers
The general equation of mobility is used to understand the development of urban systems. Using iterative methods it is shown that the town planning criterion used currently gives rise...

Intermodal Transit Station Computer Simulation Model
The specifications and features of an Intermodal Transit Station simulation model are discussed, including train schedule data base preparation, ticketing and baggage claim processing,...

TRANS-GRAPH?Advanced Software for Simulation Modeling of Automated People Mover Systems
TRANS-GRAPH is an integrated system of proprietary computer software designed specifically to enable comprehensive system analysis of automated people movers. The TRANS-GRAPH software...

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),...

Las Vegas?A Significant APM Market
Las Vegas, the gambling and entertainment center of the nation, contains the world's largest concentration of hotels and casinos, and attracts over 18 million visitors a year. APMs have...

Determining AGT Feasibility and Potential Alignments for Mission Valley
The objective of the Mission Valley Guideway Transit Study was to assess the feasibility of developing a completely elevated, fully automated guideway transit system to serve as a circulator/distributor...

The Role of APM in a Multi-Modal Transit System
In 1986, Miami became the first city in the United States to have an integrated Automated People Mover (APM) - Rapid Rail Transit (RRT) multi-modal system. In early 1992, a plan had been...

Urban Development and APMs in Japan
Implementation of APMs in relation to urban development enlarges the freedom in planning land use and transportation facilities and expands its influence area. As a whole, APM expands...

New Tram System in the Osaka South Port Area
The New Tram is a fully automated guideway transit system, first introduced in Japan as an urban transportation system by the Osaka Municipal Government. It has operated smoothly without...

Providing People-Mover Access for the Getty Center
An Otis People-Mover System was selected by The Getty Trust to transport visitors to The New Getty Center Museum for the Arts from an entry parking area up a steep hillside to the museum...

The New U.S. Senate Subway System
It was recognized in 1909, when the first Senate Subway System was installed, that a rapid means of securely transporting Senators from their remote offices to the Capitol Building was...

 

 

 

 

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