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Issue 4 • April 1968

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): c1
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  • Scanning the issue

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):377 - 379
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  • National goals in transportation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):380 - 384
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    Transportation appears to be one of the areas of the world economy which will reqere an increasing share of technology in the final third of the twentieth century. This has led the IEEE to devote a special issue of its PROCEEDINGS to the subject. Here are some thoughts which occurred to one of the board of editors in the process of assembling the issue. In a real way the national system mentioned ... View full abstract»

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  • The status of transportation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):385 - 395
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    Transportation-related activities represent approximately 20 percent of the gross national product of the United States. The urban sprawl characterizing the recent development of our cities has resulted largely from the development of a highly efficient highway transportation system. Rail systems have been developed to a high degree and, recently, new attention has been directed to this mode. Air ... View full abstract»

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  • The United States department of transportation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):396 - 401
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    The U. S. Department of Transportation was established to bring together in one place the government's major promotional and safety responsibilities in transportation. It provides the focal point for developing a system suited to the accomplishment of our transportation objectives while at the same time recognizing the necessary relationship of transportation to other social and economic objective... View full abstract»

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  • The emerging great lakes magalopolis

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):402 - 424
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    This century is seeing the emergence of a new type of human settlement--the megalopolis. Megalopolises, through they are still in the developing stage, seem to be characterized by their large size in area and population, including within them large urban centers and areas of high regioual densities which are beginning to strongly interact with each other. They have already reached sizes of over 10... View full abstract»

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  • TALUS: The detroit regional transportation and laud use study

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):424 - 434
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    TALUS, the Detroit Regional Transportation and Land Use Study, is a four-year, 4.5-million-dollar study which will produce a comprehensive plan to guide the growth and development of the seven-county, 4500-square-mile southeastern Michigan metropolitan region through 1990. The project is divided into five phases: 1) inventory and data collection, 2) analysis and model development, 3) plan formulat... View full abstract»

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  • The bay area transportation study

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):435 - 445
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    This paper describes a study program for developing in the San Francisco Bay Area a coordinated transportation plan which will include all transportation components operating as a system. The Bay Area Rapid Transit District, now under construction, is one component; others include the agencies for Bay crossings, the major airports and sea terminals, and the various highway and road departments res... View full abstract»

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  • Another view of transport system analysis

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):446 - 458
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    The components and interworkings of transport systems are outlined and described and some directions for improving our analysis capabilities are indicated. Particular emphasis is placed on the subject of demand analysis and on viewing the demand for travel as a dependent relationship between quantity of travel and the quality and price of travel rather than as a fixed "point estimate" or "requirem... View full abstract»

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  • Traffic flow theory

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):458 - 471
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    The traffic theorist of today has an ever-increasing capacity to bring a wide range of technical skills to bear on the pressing problems of traffic congestion, delays, and accidents with their ensuing economic and personal costs. These problems are very complex, but well-defined aspects of them can be dealt with theoretically in explicit mathematical form. Illustrations are given as to how this ma... View full abstract»

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  • Planning for high-speed ground transportation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):472 - 486
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    The initial planning for the Northeast Corridor High-Speed Groatd Transportation System and the role of an edncational institution in assisting in the formulation of a basic poggy deciskm are described. Several options were available to the Northeast Corridor Project of the Federal Government, ranging from the least change which consisted of improving the present rail system in the Northeast Corri... View full abstract»

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  • High-speed ground transportation—A research challenge

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):487 - 492
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    A panel convened by the U. S. Department of Commerce Technical Advisory Board in 1966 was asked to survey the technical feasibility of novel modes of high-speed ground transportation (HSGT) systems and recommend research programs necessary for the development of such systems. HSGT systems, for the purpose of the study, were defined as operating in, or on, fixed guideways at intercity cruising spee... View full abstract»

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  • Design and control considerations for automated ground transportation systems

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):493 - 513
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    Fundamental system and control problems associated with proposed automated ground transportation concepts are discussed. The problem formulation provides a systematic approach toward the synthesis and techinical evaluation of a large class and future systems employing automatically controlled single-mode or dual-mode vehicles on intracity guideway networks. Important system engineerig problems--co... View full abstract»

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  • Transportation by sea—Today and tomorrow

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):514 - 523
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    When oceanborne transportation is mentioned, one reaction is to think of the "decline of the merchant fleet" and "outmoded" ships. Such opinions may be partially correct if applied to a few segments of the world's merchant fleet, but nothing could be further from the truth than to apply such geaeralizations to the total world picture. Oceanborne transportation was and still is for all practical pu... View full abstract»

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  • Propulsion aspects of transportation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):523 - 535
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    Propulsion factors have a major influence on the characteristics of transportation systems and their economics, and advances in transportation have been keyed to advances in propulsion technology. Propulsion concepts conceived in the past 30 years have completely revolutionized air, land, and sea transportation,The turbojet engine, the diesel-electric locomotive, and the nuclear submarine are each... View full abstract»

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  • Underground tunnels for transport systems

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):535 - 544
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    In densely populated regions, tunnels hundreds of feet below the earth's surface may be attractive guideways for high-speed transportation systems. Advantages include stability, isolation from weather variations, ease of positive control of the system, absence of interference from other structures and transportation modes, and potential alternative uses of the tunnels for such functions as storage... View full abstract»

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  • Communication and control for transportation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):544 - 555
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    Communication and control represent a small but important part of the overall transportation problem. Although communication and control differ depending on whether land, sea, or air transportation is involved, there are broad areas of similarities between many of the principles being used for these applications despite the differences in the equipment and detailed practice employed. Control is us... View full abstract»

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  • One approach to highway automation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):556 - 566
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    Considerable improvements in highway capacity and highway safety can be achieved by vehicle automation. Many approaches to automation are possible, with any given approach depending on one's premises concerning the future state of the transportation system. Described here is the approach taken at the Communication and Control Systems Laboratory of The Ohio State University, which is based on the f... View full abstract»

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  • Highway traffic surveillance and control research

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):566 - 576
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    The Burean of Public Roads of the U. S. Department of Transportation, through the Traffic Systems Division of its Office of Research and Development, is conducting a major research program in the fields of highway traffic surveillance and control. The effort involves in-house, coatract, and cooperative Federal-State research. Being given individual as well as integrated systems consideration are u... View full abstract»

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  • The metropoliton toronto traffic control signal system

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):577 - 599
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    Faced with an ever-increasing economic loss due to traffic congestion and accidents, the Metropolitan Toronto Authorities investigated the posibility of improving conditions through the use of a general-purpose digital computer to optimize in real time and on line the operation of traffic control signals. Following the successful conclusion of a small-scale pilot project, approval was obtained for... View full abstract»

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  • Off-highway vehicles

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):600 - 604
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    Industrial, agricultural, and military vehicles are classified as "off-highway vehicles"; the class includes tractors, ore trucks, scrapers, and military tanks. These vehicles have prime movers in the 100-to-1000- and-higher horsepower range, generally have top speeds up to 35 mi/h, and operate from low speed at the traction limit to maximum speed over a wide constant-horsepower range. To date, di... View full abstract»

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  • Teito rapid transit authority's automatic train operation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):605 - 615
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    The traffic congestion in and around Tokyo has become intensified year after year, and the subway has come to be looked upon as the most effective way of eliminating it, or alleviating it to an appreciable extent at least. The Teito Rapid Transit Authority (TRTA) in Japan has had an automatic train control (ATC) system in operation for many years to ensure safety adequately while fully exploiting ... View full abstract»

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  • BART: The new look in rapid transit

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):616 - 624
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    The electorate of the three-county core of the San Francisco Bay Area voted in November, 1962, to finance and construct the largest locally financed public works project in the history of the United States. The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), in the fall of 1963, began organizing for the separate but overlapping tasks of system design, construction, and operation. Within four years, most o... View full abstract»

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  • New Tokaido line

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):625 - 645
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    This paper describes the technical features of the New Tokaido Line and is composed of seven sections. Section I presents the historical and social background of the construction of the NTL. Section II describes the technical and economic studies on the relation of the NTL to the existing narrow-gauge line and its social and economic influences, etc., which were used in making the fundamental deci... View full abstract»

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  • Tracked air-cushion vehicles for ground transportation system

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):646 - 653
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    A general analysis of the forces and power requirements for transportation in a natural atmosphere is presented in the first part. A good picture of this problem can be achieved by drawing plots of stresses against speed. The second part surveys the major characteristics of a transportation service and their relation with the most important technical data concerning vehicle and track. The third pa... View full abstract»

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