Trip Time Comparison of Automated Guideway Transit

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This is a Civil enginerring thesis on trip time comparison of automated guideway transit. Automated People Movers (APM) and Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) are two of the main transportation modes in the realm of grade-separated automated transit technology. APMs can be seen in various US locations and resemble traditional heavy rail or light rail, as they all operate on fixed routes, but APMs are completely automated. PRT systems, which are not well established in the US, use low capacity vehicles to transport passengers directly from their origin to their destination, Continue reading Trip Time Comparison of Automated Guideway Transit

Phased Development of Rail Transit Routes

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This thesis develops a method for optimizing the construction phases for rail transit extension projects with the objective of maximizing net present worth and examines the economic feasibility of such extension projects under different financial constraints. A Simulated Annealing Algorithm is used for solving this problem. A rail transit project is often divided into several phases due to its huge capital costs. A model is developed to optimize these phases for a simple, one-route rail transit system, running from a Central Business District to a suburban area. Continue reading Phased Development of Rail Transit Routes