Ultimate Air Rights
The new 1 million sq ft office tower at 450 Lexington Ave. rises from available space between commuter railroad tracks, through the center of a renovated four-story post office and up...

Seismic Design and Performance of Railroad Bridges
Damage to railroad bridges during earthquakes in the United States and Japan is summarized. Research tasks are outlined to develop seismic design and retrofit criteria for railroad bridges....

Maglev Technology: A Look at Guideway Construction and Maintenance Concerns
Magnetically levitated vehicle technology, maglev, serves as a potential solution to ever increasing transportation demands. Though interest in maglev appears to be increasing, an appropriate...

Computer Simulation and Disposition in Railway
The paper describes simulation package on high capacity personal computer. Sofware package PC-SIMU simulates extremely accurately the movement of trains within the region of the line suitable...

Rail Replacement Planning: A Knowledge System Approach
Replacer is a knowledge system that provides a consistent means for developing plans for rail replacement. It was developed, tested, and evaluated in cooperation with Burlington Northern...

Experiments with Formal Specifications on MAGGALY
Until lately, safety functions for automatic train driving systems have mostly been implemented with classical techniques such as relays, way circuitry and, more recently, electronic devices....

Safety Microprocessors in Guided Ground Transport
The use of microprocessors performing safety tasks such as Automatic Train Protection systems made more difficult their safety-worthiness assesment. In this paper we will first examine...

Riverbank Renewal
In Providence, project teams from the public and private sector worked side-by-side, rerouting two rivers and constructing a new corporate headquarters. What made the task more challenging...

Dynamic Load Computation for Flexible Guideways Under Moving Vehicles Within a Multibody Approach
This paper addresses the problem of the dynamic interaction of vehicles with their supporting guideway. Because of topographical and environmental reasons, modern railways and magnetically...

Fatigue Reliability and Remaining Fatigue Life of Existing Steel Rail-Road Bridges
This paper presents a fatigue reliability model for the reliability-based evaluation of remaining fatigue life of existing rail-road bridges. It is demonstrated that the simple fatigue...

Research on Structural System Reliability of Cable-Stayed P.C. Railway Bridge Across Hong-Shui River
This paper analyses the structural system reliability of cable-stayed bridge by using the modified all failure modes. The concept of the structural subsystem is used to help the selection...

The Prefab Tunnel
Jacking a prefabricated concrete arch through a railroad embankment to provide a new access ramp to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto was done for the first time in North America. In September...

Chicago's Loop: A New Approach
Reconstruction of the Wells St. Viaduct cleaned up a dangerous area just north of Chicago's Loop by providing a structurally sound approach for CTW commuter trains and a column-free...

A Supertrain Solution?
A high speed steel wheel rail line has been highly successful in France, where ridership has been very high. Financial backers were paid back in seven years, half the projected payback...

Next Stop: The Los Angeles Metro Rail
The Los Angeles Metro Rail is a $6.5 billion light and heavy rail system, which may be entirely completed by the year 2000. A 22 mi segment of the 150 mi light rail system, connecting...

CTA's Experience in Fostering Station Redevelopment Through Public/Private Partnerships
The paper reviews the experience of the Chicago Transit Authority's partnerships with the private sector. The funding, space, design, construction and operation components...

The Magnetically Levitated Transport System TRANSRAPID—Characteristics and Aspects of Application
After a development of less than two decades the magnetic levitation TRANSRAPID is virtually ready for revenue service since 1985. The service has been continuously tested since 1985 on...

Public/Private Partnership for Development of the South Brunswick Station
Because of projections for continued residential and commercial growth and a large gap between stations, NJ TRANSIT decided to construct a new station in the Township of South Brunswick....

Allied Junction/Secaucus Transfer Station—A Private/Public Partnership
This paper describes the background behind the development of the Allied Junction/Secaucus Transfer Station project, the improvements to the New Jersey TRANSIT rail network in Northern...

Hydraulic Analysis for the Shot Tower Subway Station Beneath the Jones Falls
The objective of the hydraulic analysis is the formulation of a strategy to safely accommodate the construction of the Shot Tower Metro Station beneath the existing Jones Falls. The hydraulic...

 

 

 

 

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