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Light rail transit : new system successes at affordable prices : papers presented at the National Conference on Light Rail Transit, May 8-11, 1988, San Jose, California

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : The Board, 1989.
Series: Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board), 221.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This report contains the papers presented at the National Conference on Light Rail Transit, held May 8-11, 1988, at San Jose, California, as well as six additional papers submitted to the Transportation Research Board. Together with the proceedings of previous conferences, this report documents the development of North America's Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems and serves as a reference text for technical questions.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
National Conference on Light Rail Transit (5th : 1988 : San Jose, Calif.).
Light rail transit.
Washington, D.C. : The Board, 1989
(OCoLC)645870974
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.
ISBN: 0309047137 9780309047135
OCLC Number: 19458416
Notes: Spine title: LRT.
Description: vi, 667 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Overview --
Keynote address --
What's new in North American light rail transit projects? --
What's new in European and other international light rail projects? --
The great debate: Potential roles of different transit modes --
Advocacy for conventional light rail --
The case for automated-guideway transit --
Exclusive busways versus light rail transit: A comparison of new fixed-guideway systems --
A comparison of some new light rail and automated-guideway systems --
Part 2: Policy and planning considerations --
Issues and requirements of real estate developers --
Integrating light rail transit into development projects on Hudson River waterfront --
Development and implementation of greater Manchester's light rail transit --
Elderly and handicapped accessibility: the California ways --
Ridership forecasting considerations in comparisons of light rail and motor bus modes --
Streetcars for Toronto Committee: A case study of citizen advocacy in transit planning and operations --
Part 3: New light rail transit systems and lessons learned from start-ups --
Infrastructure rehabilitation and technology sharing in bringing LRT to St. Louis --
Hudson River Waterfront Transitway System --
Alternative light rail transit implementation methods for Hennepin County, Minnesota --
West side Manhattan transit study --
Boston's light rail transit prepares for the next hundred years --
Rail start-ups: Having the right people in the right place at the right time --
Lessons learned from new LRT start-ups: The Portland experience --
RT Metro: Trials and tribulations of a light rail start-up --
Preparation for "Show time": The Los Angeles story --
Part 4: System design and vehicle performance --
At-grade or not at-grade: The early traffic question in light rail transit route planning --
Preliminary geometric design analysis for light rail transit --
RT Metro: From Sacramento's community dream to operating reality --
Design of light rail transit overhead contact systems at complex intersections --
Building light rail transit in existing rail corridors: Panacea or nightmare?: The Los Angeles experience --
Designing to fit: The Boston experience --
Buffalo's light rail vehicle --
Pittsburgh's light rail vehicles: How well are they performing? --
Assessing the performance of Portland's new light rail vehicles --
Rubber-cushioned wheels for light rail transit --
Part 5: Operations and maintenance --
Peer reviews: Good advice at a reasonable price --
Edmonton Transit's light rail transit experience --
Enhancing the selection process for operations control center personnel at San Diego Trolley, Inc. --
Hiring productivity for maintenance staff --
California Public Utilities Commission light rail transit regulatory development program --
Toronto's Harbourfront Line: Light rail transit alternative --
light rail transit tracks in pavement --
Operational enhancements: Making the most of light rail --
Operational analysis of at-grade light rail transit --
Designing at-grade light rail transit --
Delay at light rail transit grade crossings --
An evaluation of automated and conventional rail technology for the Century Freeway Rail Line --
Scheduling techniques for maximizing urban passenger rail service while minimizing vehicle requirements --
Potential benefits to transit in setting traffic signals.
Series Title: Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board), 221.
Other Titles: LRT.
Responsibility: conducted by the Transportation Research Board.

Abstract:

This report contains the papers presented at the National Conference on Light Rail Transit, held May 8-11, 1988, at San Jose, California, as well as six additional papers submitted to the Transportation Research Board. Together with the proceedings of previous conferences, this report documents the development of North America's Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems and serves as a reference text for technical questions.

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