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  Personal rapid transit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Personal rapid transit (PRT) refers to a category of proposed alternative public transport modes that are designed to offer automated on-demand non-stop transportation between any two points on a network of specially built guideways.
This idling of PRT vehicles that are in-service but not in use should result in energy savings when compared to conventional modes, in that the proportion of the number of seats in moving vehicles should be closer to the number of people using the system at a particular moment.
Some PRT systems have been proven--in addition to Cabinentaxi and ULTra at Cardiff, Wales, there is West Virginia University's automated Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit peoplemover, which operates on a guideway network with offline stations, and is able to operate in on-demand mode.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Personal_rapid_transit   (8389 words)

 Personal rapid transit
Personal rapid transit (PRT) is a transport method that offers on-demand non-stop transportation between any two points on a specially built network.
PRT systems are designed to be used by commuters, children, and disabled persons: the same people served by buses and trains.
PRT systems are proven, at least in the Ultra system at Cardiff, Wales and the system at Morgantown, West Virginia.
en.mcfly.org /Personal_rapid_transit   (4945 words)

 Overview of Personal Rapid Transit
PRT is a system of (generally) elevated one-way guideways connecting small stations spaced relatively close together, with the stations placed off of the main guideway to allow vehicle to by-pass the stations.
PRT will be designed and engineered to compete with the privately owned automobile in terms of speed, comfort, convenience, and safety.
PRT stations will be located off of the main line, much like exiting a freeway and coming to a stop light.
www.acprt.org /WhatIsPRT.cfm   (803 words)

 Personal Rapid Transit - Cyberspace Dream Keeps Colliding With Reality
A transit concept from the 1960s, envisioning tiny automated electric automobile-like vehicles speeding throughout urban neighborhoods on elevated guideways, Personal Rapid Transit has fallen on its face and seemingly died several times, only to be repeatedly resuscitated by its adherents.
Personal Rapid Transit concept requires dense penetration of neighborhoods and commercial areas with a labyrinth of elevated guideways and stations.
PRT's travails would be of little more than marginal interest in the public transport industry except for the fact that this proprietary, repeatedly failed system is being brandished as a viable "alternative" to proven, workable, reliable rail transit projects – and in effect an excuse to stall bona fide major transit investment programs.
www.lightrailnow.org /facts/fa_prt001.htm   (6176 words)

 MPR: Personal rapid transit spending draws fire at Capitol
A personal rapid transit vehicle at the Taxi 2000 facility in Fridley.
PRT has been successfully used in Morgantown, W.V., a college town that uses personal rapid transit vehicles to shuttle people between three campuses.
And while no Minnesota city is demanding personal rapid transit, supporters in Minneapolis and Duluth think the two cities would be good demonstration projects.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/2004/04/26_mccalluml_prt   (828 words)

 Let's Get Real About Personal Rapid Transit
PRT proponents are masters at making extravagant claims and promises for this or that version of their techno-dream.
PRT was also used as an excuse by pro-highway/anti-transit Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature's 2004 session to block funding for the North Star commuter rail line.
PRT bamboozles and confuses citizens and lawmakers about the real, workable, off-the-shelf transit solutions that can help communities free themselves from gridlock, pollution, and dependence on foreign oil.
www.lightrailnow.org /features/f_prt_2005-01.htm   (607 words)

 Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit (CPRT)
PRT is an automated transportation system where passengers ride in 2 to 4 person vehicles on elevated guideways non-stop from where they started all the way to their destination.
Here's a link to an independent analysis comparing the costs of several types of PRT to those of traditional mass transit systems.
Support an important PRT Transit study for the I-494 corridor
www.cprt.org   (341 words)

 PRT- Personal Rapid Transit
Personal Rapid Transit, or PRT, is an inexpensive mass transit technology that borrows the best features of the automobile (on-demand, non-stop travel, from anywhere TO anywhere), but glides above traffic like a monorail.
PRT guideways would be spaced at ½-mile intervals; small stations with 1 or more berths would be located off-line (meaning PRT pods pull off the route to board/unboard passengers, out of the way of other pods) every ½-mile.
Advocates of highways, light rail and monorail have enormous political capital, and until now have been able to scare political leaders by declaring PRT to be "futuristic," "the Jetsons," "silly," and even "impossible." The Raytheon company came close in the 1990s, licensing Taxi 2000's design (now Skyweb Express) and developing a working prototype.
kinetic.seattle.wa.us /~prt.html   (1439 words)

 Personal Rapid Transit, costs, history, illustrations, contact information, related websites, advocacy ...
For examples of active proposals to apply the PRT concept, see the descriptions of the Cities21 project in the Silicon Valley of California and the Skyloop project in Cincinnati, Ohio.
As of June, 2000, PRT 2000 development in the U.S. has been terminated, although it rumored that a modified version is being developed in Korea.
A demonstration project for the ULTra PRT system was launched on January 17, 2002, in Cardiff, Wales.
faculty.washington.edu /~jbs/itrans/prtquick.htm   (942 words)

 Personal Rapid Transit (   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PRT is a system that will actually attract people from their cars, even if driving continues to be cheap (and heavily subsidized).
PRT could be extended beyond Santa Clara to connect with BART at SFO thus finally realizing the dream to "ring the Bay".
PRT is lighter on the environment than other transit modes in terms of energy and materials use, pollution, and habitat disruption.
www.electric-bikes.com /bart.htm   (7668 words)

 Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Personal Rapid Transit (or PRT) is the name of an exciting alternative mode of transportation which offers a potential solution to urban traffic congestion and improved travel accessibility.
Several graphics of PRT designs and urban implementations are included to give a sense of this concept.
This section discusses the history of personal rapid transit in the United States and abroad.
faculty.washington.edu /~jbs/itrans/PRT   (270 words)

 Personal Rapid Transit - personal monorail
PRT is an elevated monorail system with many small, driverless, electric vehicles (three or four people).
PRT is a combination of concepts from monorail (Disneyland), automated people movers (San Francisco Airport), roller coasters, and automated highway systems (Governor Schwarzenegger uses GM OnStar "auto-pilot" in the science fiction movie The Sixth Day).
In addition to improving commute alternatives, the PRT system eliminates mid-day stranding caused by many commute alternatives, by providing efficient transit to adjoining shops and restaurants.
www.cities21.org /PRT.html   (436 words)

 Personal Rapid Transit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is the summary of a study to compare the future of cities served only by conventional transit with the future if new systems would be deployed, and was performed by an interdisciplinary team of specialists at the General Research Corporation.
The GRC study was the summary of one of a series of 17 federally-sponsored studies funded at $500,000 apiece to examine the potential of new transit systems.
Particularly as a result of site planning in Indianapolis in 1979-81, in which existing PRT and other automated transit concepts were included, it became clear that a superior new design, built upon prior work, could be and needed to be developed.
www.brucheum.com /brucheum/intro.htm   (662 words)

PRT is an elevated monorail system with many three-person, driverless, electric vehicles.
PRT system capacity is roughly 4,000 person trips per hour per PRT "loop." Systems may have many loops, providing more capacity.
In contrast, PRT provides local service that is faster than a car, especially when time spent searching for parking spaces (Microsoft is infamous for scarce parking) and time spent walking from distant parking lots is factored in.
www.cities21.org /Redmond.htm   (738 words)

 Metroactive News & Issues | Personal Rapid Transit
The local chapter of CPRT (Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit) wants to build the country's first modern PRT system, from Harvey West Park (near the Highway 1 and Highway 9 intersection) to the UCSC bookstore.
Although urban PRT has been around since the 1950s, few systems have actually been built, leaving proponents little data on which to base arguments and critics plenty of ways to shoot them down.
If this first installation up to UCSC is successful, supporters envision PRT lines extending in a network that includes loops to all the colleges, from Front Street to the Boardwalk, from Bay Street to UCSC, and eventually beyond the city to Watsonville and San Jose.
www.metroactive.com /papers/cruz/06.19.02/skycars-0225.html   (1432 words)

 Personal Rapid Transit News & Links
PRT is the next logical step in the evolution of urban transport.
PRT International, LLC is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based company committed to the development of PRT technologies andurban transportation solutions.
A demonstration of PRT in Minneapolis, Minnesota found that PRT can be built for $15 million per two-way mile, has an operating cost of about $0.40 per passenger mile, and operated at a break-even fare (including depreciation) of $0.60 per trip.
www.roadkillbill.com /PRT-NEWS.html   (4716 words)

 tBlog - "Personal Rapid Transit" is Bogus
PRT is dead, gone, kaput in Minnesota...and so is this blog.
Public Transit is one of the most interesting and informative sites about transit on the web.
Without the PRT jargon, the letter writer would be left with no argument except that continued reliance on congested highways, cars, oil companies are better than transit.
prtskeptic.tblog.com   (3923 words)

 The Sky Loop - Downtown Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) Circulator - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The SLC believes that implementing an advanced elevated transit system will not only greatly enhance this central urban venue and resolve these pending problems, but with state-of-the-art technology will help propel our metropolitan region forward into the 21st Century.
Personalized mass transit": an editorial in The Cincinnati Post about the Sky Loop vis-a-vis the CALS.
"Rapid transit odds slim": an article in the Cincinnati Post about the July 17, 2001, CALSC meeting and the release of the DFR.
www.skyloop.org   (565 words)

 Campus Transportation | WVU
The PRT efficiently moves riders between campuses, and when it is not in service, we offer full bus schedule.
The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system is a unique and easy-to-use transportation solution for WVU students and faculty, as well as the Morgantown community.
The PRT is closed on University holidays and break periods, unless otherwise announced.
www.wvu.edu /transportation   (297 words)

 ULTra PRT site
PRT endorsed by Leading City Planners in UK and US Transport for cities of the future.
PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) provides on-demand driverless travel using its own guideway network
ULTra offers an advanced form of PRT, ready for application, giving effective, low cost and sustainable transport for cities, airports and special developments worldwide.
www.atsltd.co.uk   (63 words)

 Public Safety and Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The PRT provides the primary mode of transportation between Downtown Morgantown, the WVU Downtown Campus, the Evansdale Campus and the Medical Center Complex for students, faculty, and staff of the University and residents of the Morgantown area.
To arrange for special tours and special use of the PRT call (304) 293-5011 during regular PRT office hours 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM Monday through Friday.
The PRT office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and University Holidays.
www.wvu.edu /~facserv/prt.htm   (135 words)

 Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system is one of five automated urban "people mover" systems that have been built in the United States since the late 1970s.
The Rapid Transit System page from West Virginia University's department of
A WVU press release about the PRT's 30th anniversary in 2002 (counting from the system's dedication, not the beginning of normal service)
web.presby.edu /~jtbell/transit/Morgantown   (746 words)

 SkyWeb Express Personal Rapid Transit - A revolution in urban transportation: Home
Taxi 2000 Corporation introduces SkyWeb Express, a system that will be faster, safer, more flexible and highly competitive with other modes of transportation.
June 16, 2005 Cities21 will explore a PRT shuttle system for the Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton, CA - Hacienda Business Park.
"The greater Southdale Area study won’t call specifically for personal rapid transit, but enthusiasts say it’s the perfect place " - Minnesota Sun.
www.skywebexpress.com   (361 words)

 SkyTran: Personalized MagLev Transit that eliminates traffic and parking hassles while providing non-stop commuting at ...
SkyTran: Personalized MagLev Transit that eliminates traffic and parking hassles while providing non-stop commuting at 100 mph.
SkyTran is non-stop, 100 mph personal transit that can totally eliminate commuter congestion in any city, for the same costs of one linear line of light rail.
No longer will commuters have to use overly slow and costly public mass transit with its grindingly inefficient, time wasting transfers.
www.skytran.net   (736 words)

 Personal Rapid Transit - PRT is a Joke
Personal Rapid Transit - PRT is a Joke
Personal Rapid Transit is like "Cold Fusion" and "Intelligent Design".
NOTE: I will not read or answer any e-mails from PRT fanatics.
www.roadkillbill.com /PRTisaJoke.html   (129 words)

 ACPRT - Personal Rapid Transit for Austin, Texas
ACPRT - Personal Rapid Transit for Austin, Texas
PRT Proposal for Microsoft (Great Video and Images)
Ten Things PRT Does Better Than Your Father's Transit System
www.acprt.org   (179 words)

 Main Page - PRT Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PRT is a Joke, PRT-Skeptic Blog, Cyberspace Dream Keeps Colliding With Reality, PRT debate
PRT stop, Item storage, Fast food, Convenience store
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prtnews.com   (52 words)

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