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Introduction to Transportation Systems 1
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PART I: CONTEXT, CONCEPTS AND CHARACTERIZATION 2
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Chapter 6: Transportation Systems: Key Points 1-10 3
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The Elevator Example ± Elevators are simple compared to some of the more complex transportation systems, but they can be instructive and illustrative. ± With this simple example we can gain insight into overall system behavior that we can apply to more complex systems. 4
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Elevator System 60 . . . . . . . 1 ELEVATORS A B C 5 Figure 6.1
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Key Points We argue the following key points are relevant and fundamental to understanding transportation systems. 6
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Key Point 1: Behavior People and organizations alter behavior based on transportation service expectations. 7
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Key Point 2: Transportation as Part of a Broader System Transportation service is part of a broader system -- economic, social and political in nature. 8
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Competition (or its absence) for customers by operators is a critical determinant of the availability of quality transportation service. 9
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