Tacoma Terminals Pier Designed for Economy
This pier is a representative and highly refined sample of what is known as the Puget Sound system of construction, an economical system that maintains the durability necessary in the...

Celebrating a Conquest
During construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which marked its 50th anniversary on Nov. 11, 1986, great public attention was paid to the high-climbing steelworkers, but...

Jet Grouting: Snail's Pace of Adoption
Jet grouting is grouting of soil, but the process, the equipment and the subsurface product are different from the familiar ones. Here the cement grouting is mixed in situ with the surrounding...

Application and Performance of Structural Materials and Exterior Facades
The papers in this book present some of the current thinking associated with today's construction materials as well as the results of research which is directed toward the...

Bicycle Access: New Boost for Transit Performance
Bicycle-transit linkage is a highly cost-effective strategy for boosting suburban transit performance and ridership and appears to offer significant potential for reducing transit access...

China Builds Record Bridge
China's Hanjiang Railway Bridge has a 1,000 ft (305 m) long main box girder and is the longest bridge of its type in the world. The steel box girder bridge is built with a...

Effective Environmental Management: The Northeast Corridor Experience
The Northeast Corridor Improvement Project (NECIP) is a 2 billion public transportation project involving improvements to Amtrak's 456-mile main rail line between Washington,...

Procurement of New Passenger Rail Cars from Japan
In May 1983 the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) signed a contract with Sumitomo Corporation of America, in which Sumitomo agreed to furnish 63 new stainless steel gallery...

Rail Transit Construction Readiness: The Evolving MARTA Organization
A rail transit project is a complex undertaking involving thousands of people, expending millions of dollars and ultimately taking years to accomplish. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit...

Project Management for the Upper Harlem Electrification Project
The Upper Harlem Electrification Project consists of a 28 mile extension of 700 V. D. C. under-running third (current carrying contact) rail electrification from North White Plains, New...

Cable Car Renovation Project: On Time and on Budget
San Francisco Municipal Railway officials had originally expected it would take three years to renovate the nine miles of deteriorated trackway and restore and seismically upgrade the...

Operations Improvement through Product Evaluation
Transit Managers today are involved in a battle to maintain the quality of their systems. This paper takes a close look at several problems and then suggests a cure that can be effective...

Composite Bridge Design in Germany
A span length between 40 m and 12 m has been regarded as optimal up to the mid-60's for a composite design to compete with prestressed concrete or steel alternatives. With...

SRC Elevated Station Structures for New Bullet Trains
SRC Steelframe reinforced concrete structures were utilized on several station buildings for the Japanese National Railways bullet trains. This paper presents an outline of the dimensions...

The Tunnel That Transformed Philadelphia
The 1985 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement is the Center City Commuter Rail Connection, a 1.7 mile tunnel connecting two former stub-end railroad stations in Philadelphia. The...

Market for AGT and its Implication for Needed R&D
This paper reviews the present market for automated-type transit systems, outlines the attributes required to satisfy and expand this market, and identifies deficiencies in existing Automated...

Changing Attitudes Towards Elevated Structures
This paper examines the reaction of professionals and politicians to specific examples of proposals for new public transport systems that entail elevated structures in central areas. When...

APM System Performance and Guideway Design Parameters
Automated People Movers (APM) are a relatively new form of transportation system becoming popular over the last twenty to twenty-five years. They are characterized by fully automatic and...

Parametric Analysis of APM Operational Components: Stopping Policy, Stations and Headway
This study examines generically relationships among the three parameters using a single line transit system. Optimization models are developed to determine the optimum number of stops...

Standardization of AGT Systems in Japan
Automated guideway transit systems (AGT) have been developped by different private firms in Japan, and therefore, the system components and dimensions are somewhat diversified. Such diversity...

 

 

 

 

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