This page contains recent documents which do not directly relate to a specific scheme or organisation, but which often provide the best sources of background information.
Conference – International Symposium on Underground Freight Transportation by Capsule
Pipelines and other Tube/Tunnel Systems
ISUFT organises events related to the development of underground freight and capsule pipeline transportation systems.
- ISUFT 2010, November 2010 – Shanghai, China. http://www.isuft2010.com/
- ISUFT 2008, March 2008 – University of Texas at Arlington, USA. http://www.isuft.com/
- ISUFT 2005, October 2005 – Shanghai, China. http://www.csueus.com/isuft2005/
- ISUFT 3, September 2002 – Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/isuft2002/ [cached text]
- ISUFT 2, September 2000 – Delft, Netherlands. http://www.trail.tudelft.nl/ftam/FTAM_events/isuft2000/isuft_index.html [cached text]
- ISUFT 1, September 1999 – Columbia, Missouri, USA.
Innovative Transportation Technologies
Jerry Schneider’s site, which includes a number of relevant items, both freight and passenger related. The site is a good place to look for announcements of new schemes and projects.
Public Roads – Tube Freight Transportation
The main findings of the US Department of Transportation’s Dr Larry Vance and Milton K. Mills. A good background introduction. Further details are contained within ‘Tube Transportation’, Feb 1994, John A Volpe National Transportation Systems Centre, RSPA/VNTSC-SS-HW495-01.
http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/fall94/p94au21.htm [cached text]
Emerging Construction Technologies – Pneumatic Capsule Pipeline
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering – Building a Future
Capsule pipelines discussed at the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s annual conference June 2000.
New Scientist – Pipe Dream
New Scientist magazine has attempted to answer the question, what became of the ‘enthusiasm’ for capsule pipelines in the 1960s. 13 May 2000.
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg16622384.500 [cached text]
Computerworld – Shipping goes down the Tubes
Computerworld’s summary of developments in capsule pipelines at the start of 2001.
http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/appdev/story/0,10801,58976,00.html [cached text] [alternative url]
Lloyd’s List – Pipeline Transportation plan to free up roads
The Dutch government encouragement for underground freight pipelines. October 23 2000.
HSE – Safe Use of Pneumatic Air Tube Transport Systems for Pathology Specimens
Best practice guidance from the UK‘s Health and Safety Executive.
International Freight Pipeline Society
A society interested in all types of freight pipeline. Relatively little useful content, except perhaps for the membership list.