Dual-mode transit

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JR Hokkaido DMV tested.

Dual mode transit describes transportation systems in which vehicles operate on both public roads and on a guideway; thus using two modes of transport.[1]

In a typical dual mode transit system, private vehicles comparable to automobiles would be able to travel under driver control on the street, but then enter a guideway, which may be a specialized form of Railway or monorail, for automated travel for an extended distance.[2]

Dual mode systems under development include the TriTrack, the RUF, Roam Transport's CargoRail and JR Hokkaido DMV.[1] Dual-mode transit seeks to address a similar audience as personal rapid transit but with the capability to "travel the first and last miles off-guideway using onboard energy storage".[2]

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  1. ^ a b Jerry Schneider. "Innovative Transport Technologies: Dualmode Transportation Concepts". 
  2. ^ a b Christine Ehlig-Economides & Jim Longbottom (2008). "Dual Mode Vehicle and Infrastructure Alternative Analysis" (PDF). Texas A&M University. 

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