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Urban rail transit: Its economics and technology

A. Scheffer Lang

Urban rail transit: Its economics and technology

by A. Scheffer Lang

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Published by The M.I.T. Press : Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby A. Scheiffer Lang and Richard M. Soberman.
SeriesJoint Center series
ContributionsSoberman, Richard M.
The Physical Object
Pagination139 p.
Number of Pages139
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14975184M
ISBN 100262120100

Myths of Light-Rail Transit BY JAMES V. DELONG Executive Summary L ocal officials in many urban areas have become smitten with the hope that “light rail” will provide the solution to urban transportation problems. This dream is based on myths, and will be rudely shattered when File Size: KB.   About the Book. The familiar image of Los Angeles as a metropolis built for the automobile is crumbling. Traffic, air pollution, and sprawl motivated citizens to support urban rail as an alternative to driving, and the city has started to reinvent itself by developing compact neighborhoods adjacent to transit.

Transit ridership is down in a number of markets, but LA’s declines have attracted a lot of attention – and for good reason. LA has invested billions of dollars in rail transit but has failed to grow ridership, which is still below its levels. And ridership has actually been . The historical development of networks such as that in London introduces basic concepts in urban rail systems, notably the variables affecting peak capacity. The scope for increasing capacity through changes in signalling, rolling stock design and other design and operational features, as an alternative to construction of wholly new routes, is Author: Peter R. White.

Downloadable! Rail transit is developing rapidly in major cities of China and has become a key component of urban transport. Nevertheless, the security and reliability in operation are significant issues that cannot be neglected. In this paper, the network and station vulnerabilities of the urban rail transit system were analyzed based on complex network and graph theories. Jacobs has a response to this criticism. Unfortunately, it was at the end of her page book. Except for the lunatics with assignments in a graduate urban theory class, most of us skipped the second half of the book. We loved the parks, streets, and whipping on the highway builders. Taking down Brutalism and orthodox planning is joyous to : Ray Dubicki.


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