Trade-offs to consider when designing a transit system

by J. Edward Anderson

This listing can be used, as a check-list, by transit system designers who must consider the many trade-offs that need to be made during the transit system design process. It was developed originally by J. Edward Anderson to guide his design of a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system, such as the Skyweb Express system. It can also be used to aid the design of a dualmode system. It has been slightly edited and updated by J. Schneider. Suggestions for improvement are welcome and should be sent to jbsATpeakDOTorg.

Guideway Functionality

Guideway Physical Design



Primary Power

Wheel Track



Vehicle Suspension



Last modified: November 10, 2005