Planning-Miami Downtown People Mover
This paper presents the Miami Downtown People Mover Story, now officially called METROMOVER. METROMOVER is a fixed, elevated, fully automated people mover, which was developed as a feeder-distributor...

Lille DPM System & VAL Family
This document provides a brief description of the different steps from the beginning to the total completion of the Lille downtown people mover (DPM) program in France. The system performance...

Development and First In-Service Use of Automatic People Movers in the Federal Republic of Germany, with Special Reference to the Magnetic Levitation System M-Bahn
People movers have been under development for the past 14 years in the Federal Republic of Germany. Of the four systems developed, two have been put into service. One of the two successful...

Visual Assessment and Public Involvement for Automated People Movers
The subject of aesthetics tends to focus general perceptions regarding the public acceptability of proposed Automated People Mover (APM) projects. It is therefore important to carry out...

Dynamic Simulation of a DPM Auto Intercept System
This paper reports on the application of the UMTA Station Simulation Model (USS), which incorporates a dynamic path-choice algorithm, to model the diversion of motorists to a downtown...

Emerging Technology—A Solution to Airport Access Problems
This paper reviews airports which presently have employed people movers, the problems they are solving, and potential use for solving access problems and create added value for the investment...

The Aerometro Suspended Rail System
The unique flexibility of the Aerometro Suspended Rail System offers an excellent opportunity for addressing urban transit needs. It is capable of prefabrication off-site, relatively simple...

Brazil's Innovation in APM Technology
The paper discusses an automated people mover (APM) called an Aeromovel which consists of pneumatically-controlled vehicles weighing less than 20,000 pounds with a capacity of 300 passengers....

Ultra Light Mass Transit—Today's Costs and Environmental Breakthrough in Mass Transit and People Movers
The paper presents an introduction to Ultra Light Mass Transit Systems under development by Flyda Limited, England. Special emphasis is given to the order-of-magnitude reductions in the...

Station Design Approach to Peoplemover System
This paper examines some of the real issues that face the planners and designers of tomorrow's urban people movers. Concerns such as the urban context of the Miami METROMOVER,...

Station Design for Vancouver ALRT
An overview of the fifteen stations in the first phase of Vancouver's new automated light rail transit system is provided. Decisions related to station locations and types,...

Safety Aspects of Detroit DPM Station Designs
The Detroit Downtown People Mover (DDPM), currently under construction in the Central Business District of downtown Detroit, offered a unique set of challenges to the architects and engineers...

Summary Evaluation of Dade County's APM Foundations
This paper presents an overview of the engineering performance and cost effectiveness of the guideway and station foundations of Dade County's Automated People Mover (APM)....

Guideway Beams—Formwork and Fabrication
A manufacturing concept was developed around an adjustable form capable of mass producing prestressed concrete beams to the unique geometric configuration of each section of track. The...

Maintenance Requirements of People Mover Systems
The Atlanta Airport Automated Guideway Transit System is comparable to the second or third busiest transit line in the US. The key quality indicators of system performance are discussed...

AIRTRANS System Maintenance
This paper addresses AIRTRANS, and in particular, its maintenance organization, facilities, tasks and methodologies. Recognizing that other automated people movers (APM's)...

Investigation of Catastrophic Failure of a Premium-Alloy Railroad Rail
In November 1983 an Amtrak train derailed at a speed of 72 mph (115 kph) at Woodlawn, Texas (in the vicinity of Marshall, Texas), resulting in four fatalities and twenty-four serious injuries....

Romanesque Reused
When Union Station in St. Louis, Mo. was built in the 1890s it was the world's largest railroad station. Having been abandoned by the railroads in the 1970s, it was reopened...

Rail and Road Traffic Continue During Bridge Modification
The crossing of Route 15 under the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Bridge, Bangor, Maine had limited sight distance and marginal clearances. Maine Department of Transportation, therefore,...

Preliminary Noise Impact Assessment for the California High Speed Train

 

 

 

 

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