A parametric study of system variables of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) networks is presented. The analysis examines the effect that the detour penalty associated with one-way networks has on system ridership. A preliminary estimate of the potential PRT ridership from kiss-and-ride access is given. The analysis further considers modal split, reduced-auto emissions, cost per mile, benefit-cost ratio, electrical-power requirements, vehicle-fleet size and guideway and station-capacity requirements as dependent variables. Independent variables are population density, trip length, PRT operating and fixed costs, mesh spacing, auto speed, perceived-auto-mileage cost, parking cost, PRT speed and fare. Particular attention is paid to the eeffects that parking cost, auto speed, perceived-auto-mileage cost and trip length have on the dependent variables.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1973|
|Event||Unknown conference - |
Duration: Sep 23 1973 → Sep 27 1973
|Period||9/23/73 → 9/27/73|
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