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Freight on BART TALKING FREIGHT SEMINAR November 15, 2006. CNCI. COALITION FOR A NEW CALIFORNIA INFRASTRUCTURE. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY

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Freight

on BART

TALKING FREIGHT

SEMINAR

November 15, 2006


CNCI

COALITION FOR A NEW

CALIFORNIA INFRASTRUCTURE

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS

LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY

ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

CALSTART/WESTSTART

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT

LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY


Where Are We Now

Holding Discussions with Fed Ex

Seeking Funding for

Preliminary Feasibility Study


WHY?


Government Interest: Movement of Goods

  • Congestion Management / Economic Viability

    • Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    • California Department of Transportation

    • Federal Highway Administration

    • Alameda Co. Congestion Management Agency

  • Environmental Sustainability

    • Bay Area Air Quality Management District

  • Shared Track (Reducing Cost of Capital Projects)

    • Federal Transit Administration and Federal

    • Railroad Administration


BART’s Rationale for ConsideringFreight on BART

  • BART system has excess capacity

    • Peripheral lines have excess capacity because of how multiple lines merge into one

    • Reverse commute direction

  • If excess capacity can be put to good use, then existing infrastructure can produce new revenue

  • Additional revenues can help to offset the cost to the rider


WHAT TRANSIT OFFERS


What Might BART Have To Offer

  • Excess Capacity On Some Lines and Directions

  • Reliable Transportation To/From Strategic Sites

  • Long Service Hours

  • Rolling Stock

  • Access Points


8 trains/hour (4 to SF)

7.5 min average

8 trains/hour to SF

7.5 min average

12 trains/hour (8 to SF)

5 min average

4 trains/hour to SF

15 min average

8 trains/hour (4 to SF)

7.5 min average

TRAFFIC DENSITY

RICHMOND

PITTSBURG

20 trains/hour

3 min average

MILLBRAE

DUBLIN/PLEASANTON

FREMONT


57 min ODY

51 min OHY

1:14 MB

28 OKS

35 min CL

ORY

59 min ODY

51 min OHY

1:16 MB

28 min OKS

35 min CL

OCY

OKS

ODY

58 min OHY

35 Min OKS

58 min ODY

OHY

= BART Yard


57 min ODY

47 min OHY

1:08 MB

35 min CL

59 min ODY

43 min OHY

1:20 MB

31 min CL

46 min ODY

46 min OHY

= BART Yard

= FedEx Stations


Passenger Revenue Service Hours

  • 365 days a year

  • 4am – Midnight (Weekdays)

  • 6am – Midnight (Saturdays)

  • 8am – Midnight (Sundays and Holidays)

  • 7 to 15 Minute Frequencies from 4am – 7pm

  • 20 Minute Frequencies from 7pm - Midnight


Rail Vehicle Specifications

  • Approximately 70’ Long x 10’6’’ Wide x 7’ High (~ 5100 cu. ft.)

  • Volume Without Vehicle Mods:

    • ~ 70’ x 2.5’ x 7’ = 1,225 cubic feet

  • Door Cutouts: 4’6” Wide x 6’6” High

  • Carrying Capacity: 30,000 lb.

  • Propulsion: 600 hp/car

  • Acceleration/Deceleration: +/- 2 mph/sec

  • Max Speed: 80 mph


Coliseum BART Station Platform


Oakland Shops/Annex

A-15 Spur Track


BART Maintenance Platform at Richmond Yard


Seats Removed in a BART Car


FEDERAL EXPRESS


Some Possible Scenarios

  • Scenario 1 (low volume):

    • Unmodified Car(s) added to current consists

    • Packages loaded/unloaded at passenger platforms

  • Scenario 2 (high volume):

    • Train consist with multiple (3 – 10 cars if available) modified cars made in the yard

    • Packages loaded/unloaded at yards


ISSUES


Integration of Cargo and BART

Existing Container Dimensions are either too wide are too tall to fit through the doorways

  • New Design and/or Modifications

  • Container Modifications

  • Vehicle Modifications


  • Creating a New, Smaller Form-Factor that can Fit Inside Existing Containers

1) Modifying an Existing Container

Container Modifications


1) Modifying an Existing BART Vehicle

2) Specific-Use Vehicle(e.g. Flat-car)

Vehicle-side Modifications


1) Modified BART Cars

2) Flatcar used as a Control Car

3) Flatcar without Control Elements

Consist Configurations


Infrastructure Issues

  • Availability of Facilities and Rolling Stock

  • Capital Assets must be able to accommodate retro-fitting

  • Costs for retro-fitting is coverable without using traditional District resources


Logistical Issues

  • Freight rail vehicles must be able to travel through the BART System without interfering with scheduled passenger service

  • Cargo service cannot interfere with non-revenue hour track maintenance

  • Qualified Personnel for Planning and Operation of Cargo Service would need to be employed


Security Issue

  • A “Closed System” must be maintained:

    • Screening and/or Pre-screening

    • Yard Security

    • Vehicle Security


Kirsen smart container modules

  • Features

  • Customized MEMS and solid-state sensor suite that can monitor or determine:

    • Basic features:

      • GPS positioning (accurate to 25 meters)

      • Geo-fencing

      • GPRS communication

      • Door sensors

      • Movement inside container (IR)

    • Optional:

      • 6-side intrusion detection

      • Full/empty control

      • Movement of container

      • RFID reader

      • Light/Humidity sensor

      • Smoke sensor

      • Tilt detection

      • Shock detection

      • Temperature

      • Etc.

  • Small form factor and lightweight

  • Worldwide coverage for wireless communication and tracking

  • Modular Open Architecture – allowing for cost-effective customization to satisfy each clients’ requirement


Use Case: Immediate detection of security breach (e.g. intrusion) from all six sides of the container

  • CONCEPTUAL

3

Appropriate notification of law enforcement

2

Silent alarm even prior to the actual intrusion

4

Prevention of theft or easy recovery of stolen cargo through embedded GPS

1

Intrusionattempt in sea/air container or truck


Planned Next Steps

  • Identify and Apply for Grants and Incentives to help study the Cargo Scenario

  • Perform Preliminary Feasibility Assessment based on key requirements and needs

  • Determine if Business Case Exists

  • Work with sponsors to demonstrate the concept assuming feasibility is confirmed


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