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Background & In-depth Information

Status of PRT Projects

How and Why PRT works

Support PRT in the SF Bay Area

Background and In-depth Information

Find introductions to PRT at:

Evaluating Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

Citizens for PRT is a volunteer organization that works to educate policy makers and the public about the potential of PRT. You'll often find them exchanging ideas and comments at prt-talk@yahoogroups.com

Books on PRT:

Presentation Outlines:


Status of Various PRT Projects

Cities21 in Palo Alto seeks a light electric shuttle to connect various companies within the Stanford Research Park with the California Avenue CalTrain station. Learn about their Full Scale Model (FSM) and innovative surveys:
http://www.cities21.org

Cardiff, the capital of Wales, had funding lined up for a PRT system, but then (due to political and economic forces) lost the funding. The first fare-collecting PRT system in the world now appears to be headed for London's Heathrow Airport:
http://www.cities21.org/ultra/index.html
Advanced Transport Systems ULTra web: http://www.atsltd.co.uk/

SkyWeb Express is the leading U.S.-based PRT system developer.
http://www.skywebexpress.com

TriTrack plans to is building the vehicle to use on their test track in Texas.
http://www.tritrack.net

MegaRail Transportation Systems, Inc. is currently building the first sections of the revised MicroRail guideway and will shortly be building parts for the first fully-functional, full-sized production prototype MicroRail car.
http://www.megarail.com/

MISTER (Metropolitan Individual System of Transportation on an Elevated Rail) is active in Poland.
http://www.mist-er.com/index-en.htm

SkyTran is moving rapidly toward a PRT system in southern California.
http://www.unimodal.com/

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http://prtnews.com/wiki - both a source of information and an invitation to submit URLs for new and interesting developments about PRT that are available on the World Wide Web.


How and Why PRT Works

For a conceptual overview of how a PRT system works, visit Comprehensive bibliography of all aspects of PRT design and implementation:
http://faculty.washington.edu/~jbs/itrans/PRT/References.html
Economics of PRT


Support PRT in the SF Bay Area

Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association's proposal for a city-wide PRT system would save transportation dollars. The starting point is a crossing of the railroad tracks to connect Yosemite Dr. with Curtis Ave. near the Great Mall LRT station. Help this Milpitas organization demonstrate public support -- sign a resolution.

Learn more about PRT's potential for Milpitas at
www.electric-bikes.com/prt/prt-milp.html

Palo Alto-based Cities21 is working on several proposals in the SF Bay Area including Palo Alto's Stanford Research Park, Pleasanton's Hacienda Business Park, and a feeder-only system is proposed to serve Emeryville's activity centers while complementing existing transit infrastructure.

Learn more about PRT's potential for Santa Clara County at
www.electric-bikes.com/prt/bart.html

Santa Cruz PRT is working with the public and private sectors to develop a test-case PRT in Santa Cruz.

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