Old Dominion University Maglev Transportation
Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA
Project Scope and Design.
The Project will consist of one (1) vehicle atop an aerial span
guideway built on concrete posts approximately four feet (4') in diameter, spaced at
approximately one hundred forty-foot (140) intervals. The guideway will be approximately
four thousand four hundred feet (4400') long with passenger stations. The University may
require AMT to construct a fourth station, as provided herein. The guideway will start
from a new station to be constructed at the existing student housing facilities at the
western side of the campus near the Elizabeth River. The alignment of the guideway will be
generally south from the student housing area to 43rd Street, then east in the right of
way of 43rd Street. The project will extend over and across Hampton Boulevard in the 43rd
Street right of way and end at the south parking structure for the new Convocation Center
and "University Housing Complex" (Whitehurst Dorm and Powhatan Apartments).
development east of Hampton Boulevard. A station will be included at the existing parking
deck at 43rd Street. The University, to serve the at-grade parking lots along the southern
right of way of 43rd Street may add an additional station.
The vehicle will be approximately 40 to 50 feet in length and will have of a maximum
capacity of 100 to 140 persons. The vehicle will meet all Peoplemover, ADA, and Building
Code requirements. AMT will allow the University to comment upon vehicle design, and will
endeavor to take such comments into account in the final vehicle design.
The guideway will be an elevated bridge structure that will be constructed of
cast-in-place and precast concrete. The design and construction will meet all AASHTO and
other applicable state and City of Norfolk codes for construction within public
The stations will be ADA-compliant structures that meet all Building Code and other
regulatory requirements. The stations will be open-air facilities with heat and
ventilation as required to meet Code and ODU requirements. AMT will provide the University
with its budget estimates for construction of the stations, and the University may change
station aesthetics within the budgeted amount.
Last modified: January 11, 2000