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Title: Characteristics of urban transportation systems. A handbook for transportation planners

Abstract

The objective of the handbook, specifically for use by transportation planners in the evaluation of alternative systems, is to provide a single simplified reference source which characterizes the most important performance characteristics of the following contemporary urban transportation systems: (1) rail (commuter, rapid, and light); (2) local bus and bus rapid transit; (3) automobile-highway system (automobiles and other vehicles); (4) pedestrian assistance systems; and (5) activity center systems--people mover systems that have been installed at airports, zoos, amusement parks, etc. The handbook assesses the supply or performance aspect of urban transportation dealing with passenger demand implicitly. Seven supply parameters studied are: speed, capacity (service volume), operating cost (vehicle), energy consumption (vehicle or source), pollution, capital cost, and accident frequency.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
De Leuw, Cather/STV, Washington, DC (USA); Urban Inst., Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7131925
Report Number(s):
PB-245809
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Supersedes PB--233580. Prepared in cooperation with Urban Inst., Washington, D.C
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; MANUALS; ACCIDENTS; AUTOMOBILES; BUSES; CAPITAL; COST; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; PERFORMANCE; POLLUTION; RAILWAYS; RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS; ROADS; URBAN AREAS; DOCUMENT TYPES; VEHICLES; 330000* - Advanced Propulsion Systems; 320202 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Railway; 320203 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Land & Roadway

Citation Formats

Not Available. Characteristics of urban transportation systems. A handbook for transportation planners. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Not Available. Characteristics of urban transportation systems. A handbook for transportation planners. United States.
Not Available. Thu . "Characteristics of urban transportation systems. A handbook for transportation planners". United States.
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year = {Thu May 01 00:00:00 EDT 1975},
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