Report on Detroit street railway traffic and proposed subway

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...lines. The curves of car loading east bound show a considerable standing load from Gratiot to Holbrook, a distance of 5 miles. The curves of average passengers between 4:00 and 5:00 P.M. and the maximum passengers on car both in the congested district show larger amounts, being a maximum at East Adams Avenue, where observations ceased. In view of the low seating capacity of these cars this maximum loading may be regarded as excessive. On the west bound cars the average curve shows that there was very moderate loading, except at a few isolated points, and then for short distances. The maximum, however, is very much greater, both for the cars between 5:00 and 6:00 P.M. and for the extreme maximum car, the passengers numbering 120 on the maximum car at Washington Boulevard, which is a very excessive load, and on the average cars between 5:00 and 9:00 P.M. the passengers numbered 90 at Washington Boulevard, which is also excessive. In these curves the Hastings Belt line has been combined with the east bound Fourteenth, the operation of the belt between St. Antoine and Fourteenth being shown on a separate curve, and the very short belt across State Street is also shown separately. The Beaubien belt is then combined with the west bound Fourteenth Street cars and shown in separate diagrams. Neither of these belt lines were heavily loaded and do not require special comment. Fort Lines: The Fort lines, east bound and west bound, show the same characteristics of heavy boarding and alighting in the congested district. At other points the loading and unloading is comparatively even. The curve of average car loading east bound shows during the evening rush period, a moderate standing load from Junction to Griswold and from Randolph to Chene, a total...

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About the editors LOUIS G. SILANO, P.E., is a Senior Vice President and Technical Director of Structures with Parsons Brinckerhoff. His award- winning projects include the world's largest three-span stiffened tied-arch bridge, Fremont Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and New England's largest suspension span, the Newport Bridge in Rhode Island. Mr. Silano is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Construction Research and Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ARNOLD C. HENDERSON, PhD, is a Supervising Editor at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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