Urban Transit Systems and Technology

Urban Transit Systems and Technology

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This is the only current and in print book covering the full field of transit systems and technology. Beginning with a history of transit and its role in urban development, the book proceeds to define relevant terms and concepts, and then present detailed coverage of all urban transit modes and the most efficient system designs for each. Including coverage of such integral subjects as travel time, vehicle propulsion, system integration, fully supported with equations and analytical methods, this book is the primary resource for students of transit as well as those professionals who design and operate these key pieces of urban infrastructure.Main categories of Light Rail Transit systems and its neighbors, streetcars and minimetro modes (with ROW category A only): 1. ... Any transit system justifying investment in an AGT must be able to offer at least 2000 sps/h. As the diagram in Figure 7.4 shows, with TU capacity of 50 spaces, this service would need operating headways of 1.5 min, requiring ... modes because they can negotiate tight curves and steep gradients and have good performance because of their electric traction.

Title:Urban Transit Systems and Technology
Author:Vukan R. Vuchic
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2007-02-16


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