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Urban public transportation : systems and technology / Vukan R. Vuchic.

Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1981] .
ISBN 9780139394966, 0139394966

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Subjects Local transit.
Description xiv, 673 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Also issued online.
Contents Early developments of cities -- Beginnings of public transportation -- Invention of electric streetcars (tramways) -- Street transit in the twentieth century -- Development of high-speed rail transit modes -- Overview and conclusions: transit development and cities -- Transit classifications and definitions -- Theory of urban passenger transport modes -- The family of transit modes: definitions and comparisons -- Trends in transit ridership and in use of different modes -- Vehicle motion -- Risistance to motion -- Propulsion -- Adhesion -- Vehicle acceleration, braking, and stopping distances -- Station-to-station travel analysis -- Energy consumption and efficiency -- Family of highway transit modes -- The vehicles -- Travel ways -- Stops, stations, and garages -- Operations, performance, and costs -- Present and future role of highway transit modes.
Family of rail transit modes -- Rolling stock -- Rail transit ways: geometry and facilities -- Rubber-tired rapid transit (RTRT) -- Stops, stations, and yards -- Operations, performance, and costs -- Present and future role of rail transit -- Need for technological innovations in transit -- Innovative technological and operational concepts -- Proposed modes and systems -- Evaluation of new concepts and proposed modes -- Definitions of quantitative performance attributes -- Transit line capacity -- Way capacity -- Station capacity -- Theoretical and practical capacities of major transit modes -- Other quantitative performance measures -- Paratransit -- Specialized services and technolgies.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6666717
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WorldCat Identities Vuchic, Vukan R.
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