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RESEARCH ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF AN INTRAURBAN RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM FOR AN URBAN AREA

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1975
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This is a study of intraurban rail rapid transit systems in relation to possible implications for an urban area over a period of 250 years. Two digital computer simulation models using the DYNAMO computer language are integrated to explore the results of assumed relationships between intraurban rail rapid transit usage and an urban area under highly pure conditions that are also assumed. One computer simulation model is developed for use as a rail rapid transit sector with Forrester's urban model and is then integrated with the urban model as a sector. The conclusions reached in the study are related to the simulation results and state that an intraurban rail rapid transit system may serve as a catalyst for an urban area's revival under conditions where it is used in place of automobiles to a high degree. However, it is also concluded that the rail transit usage may need to be accompanied by other specific policies in order to produce any tangible long run changes in the urban area equilibrium conditions.
Title: RESEARCH ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF AN INTRAURBAN RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM FOR AN URBAN AREA.
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Name(s): CAHILL, RONALD MARTIN.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Sanford, Donald G., Thesis advisor
College for Design and Social Inquiry
School of Public Administration
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1975
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 60 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This is a study of intraurban rail rapid transit systems in relation to possible implications for an urban area over a period of 250 years. Two digital computer simulation models using the DYNAMO computer language are integrated to explore the results of assumed relationships between intraurban rail rapid transit usage and an urban area under highly pure conditions that are also assumed. One computer simulation model is developed for use as a rail rapid transit sector with Forrester's urban model and is then integrated with the urban model as a sector. The conclusions reached in the study are related to the simulation results and state that an intraurban rail rapid transit system may serve as a catalyst for an urban area's revival under conditions where it is used in place of automobiles to a high degree. However, it is also concluded that the rail transit usage may need to be accompanied by other specific policies in order to produce any tangible long run changes in the urban area equilibrium conditions.
Identifier: 13725 (digitool), FADT13725 (IID), fau:10557 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College for Design and Social Inquiry
Thesis (M.P.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1975.
Subject(s): Urban and Regional Planning
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