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...

New Bridge Embankment Encroaches on Rail Track

Railroad Bridge Takes Sea Cruise

Traffic Barriers: A Second Chance
More motorists are killed each year after striking traffic barriers than any other fixed object except utility poles and trees. These deaths occur primarily because the guardrail or bridge...

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...

Coordination and Control - Staff, Consultants and Participating Agencies for Sacramento Light Rail Transit Project
The Sacramento Light Rail Transit Project is an 18. 3 mile (29. 5 Km) line, primarily at-grade, which provides the trunk line service for an integrated Bus/LRT public transportation system...

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...

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...

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....

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)...

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...

Planning Aspects of the Woodward Corridor LRT Preliminary Engineering Project
The efficient deployment of any major project requires careful planning of the management, scheduling and budgeting activities associated with its implementation. The Woodward Corridor...

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...

Cable Propelled People-Movers—An Idea Whose Time Has Come Again
Cable-propelled transportation systems have been in use throughout the world for more than a century. Today, a completely automated cable-propelled transit system has been developed through...

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...

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...

Organization for Construction of a Rail Transit Project
The Long Beach-Los Angeles rail transit project is part of an on-going transit development process by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) in which the Long Beach-Los...

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...

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....

 

 

 

 

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