Maglev Guideway Route Alignment Parameters
Passenger comfort at high maglev vehicle speeds (110 to 134 meters per second) has significant impact on the proposed use of the existing highway and railroad rights-of-way for hosting...

Safety Hazards of Maglev Guideway and Route Integrity
This paper presents an assessment of safety hazards associated with high-speed transportation on the ground. Hazard sources and consequences are identified through establishment of system...

Contractor's Quality Program Requirements
To examine the applicability of modern QC/QA techniques to large HSGT infrastructure projects constructed by outside contractor consortia....

High Speed Rail Loading Scenario and Dynamic Tuning of Track
Similarities and differences exist between conventional and high speed rail (HSR) infrastructure design. The differences stem from the dynamic nature of the HSR loading scenario and the...

Assessment of Guideway Systems for Maglev Applications
Recognizing the potential benefits of MAGLEV high speed mass transportation systems, three innovative guideway systems have been evaluated herein from the viewpoint of: (1) loads and performance...

Cable-in-Conduit Superconductors for MAGLEV Magnet Systems
A major advantage of using a Nb3Sn Cable-in-Conduit Conductor (CICC) for MAGLEV lies in its demonstrated capability to operate in supercritical helium....

Preliminary Test Planning for the National Maglev Initiative
This paper describes the effort undertaken as part of the National Maglev Initiative to identify, document, and analyze the following maglev system aspects: architecture, operational concepts,...

Building a Viable Maglev Industry
Transforming the chaotic fragmentation of competing and incompatible magnetic levitation systems into a robust and expanding U.S. industry will provide substantial benefits to established...

The Transrapid Maglev System
The Transrapid 300 mph (500 km/hr) magnetically levitated transportation system is ready for revenue application and is under consideration for several sites in the U.S. The maglev system...

Minnesota Guidestar—Progress Towards a Statewide Intelligent Transportatin System
Minnesota Guidestar is seeking to develop a truly statewide intelligent transportation system. The pursuit of this goal necessitates the testing and evaluation of a number of different...

IVHS Strategic Planning for Washington State
Implementation of IVHS technologies must be based on a strategic planning approach. The strategic plan must consider regional and statewide needs and should prompt integration of IVHS...

Freeway Control Systems for Using Section-Related Traffic Variable Detection
Traffic control systems for freeways are described which use section-related traffic variable measurement techniques. For deriving section-related variables feature sequence of a vehicle...

Automatic Vehicle Location at Seattle Metro
Seattle Metro has issued final acceptance on a signpost-based AVL system. The system has been well received by operators and by service communications coordinators. Metro has taken steps...

Rural Applications of IVHS
The Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) program in the U.S.A. is understandably directed primarily toward urbanized areas where congestion is highest. Despite having somewhat less...

Rural Applications of IVHS in Minnesota
The application of advanced technologies in a rural highway environment continues to gain an increasingly significant degree of exposure within the IVHS community. As part of the Minnesota...

Overview of the FAST-TRAC IVHS Program
A major new IVHS initiative, called FAST-TRAC, is taking place in Oakland County, Michigan. It originated as a bottom-up strategy for solving mobility and highway safety problems in this...

Motorist Aid Systems — Intelligent Roadside Controllers
Advanced technology call boxes, employing a variety of communications networks and embedded microprocessors, have brought a new level of functionality and extensibility to motorists aid...

Comparative Accuracies of Technologies for Vehicle Location and Navigation
A variety of vehicle location and tracking technologies are under consideration for such IVHS applications as Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), and vehicle...

Cooperation and Competitiveness in IVHS
This paper is an attempt to understand the competitive aspects involved in the implementation of IVHS technologies worldwide. IVHS concepts and products are envisaged in similar ways in...

Optimal Strategy Within a Traffic Control Center
This paper describes part of a new Central Traffic Control System (CTCS), implemented in several sites in Europe, and recently in Haifa, Israel. The CTCS effected in Haifa contains enhanced...

 

 

 

 

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