Convering a Dualmode Bus into a Dualmode Cargo Vehicle

These two drawings come from MIT Report No. 8, entitled Project METRAN: An Integrated, Evolutionary Urban Transportation System, published in 1968 by the MIT Press. It is now out-of-print but is available via Interlibrary Loan.

The first drawing shows their 10-passenger Genie dualmode bus vehicle. The second shows the same vehicle being converted into a dualmode cargo carrier. The passenger bus looks very similar to the MaxiRUF vehicle that has been designed by Palle Jensen of Denmark as a component of his RUF dualmode system. However, the dualmode capability in RUF is quite different from that suggested in the METRAN study.

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Last modified: August 07, 2003