Welcome to the Personal Rapid Transit Index Page.
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.
This page provides links to each of topics below.
- What is PRT?
If you are unfamiliar with PRT, this is the place to start learning. This section provides a brief overview of the general PRT concept and provides some answers to many frequently asked questions concerning this technology. Several graphics of PRT designs and urban implementations are included to give a sense of this concept.
- History of PRT
How did PRT develop? This section discusses the history of personal rapid transit in the United States and abroad. Highlights include background on R&D work performed during the early 1970s as well as a discussion of why this work was largely discontinued.
- Some Past and Current PRT and Related Systems Development Efforts
This section provides background on current PRT efforts in the US as well as in Asia and Europe. Work being performed by US organizations, including TAXI 2000 and the Raytheon Company (PRT 2000) is examined. International projects, such as Skycab in Sweden, are discussed. Related PRT system concepts, such as the Danish RUF dualmode design , are also discussed in this section. for the most current information on worldwide PRT activities, see the PRT quicklinks webpage
- Advocacy Groups
Want to find out who is involved in promoting PRT? This section lists several groups whose aim it is to advance the state of the art and to (finally) implement a working PRT system.
- Reference Desk
Want to read more about personal rapid transit? Here you will find a comprehensive bibliography of sources related to all aspects of PRT design and implementation.
If you have any suggestions or comments on how to improve this resource, please feel free to send a message to the webmaster, Jerry Schneider
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Original Author: Rick Komerska
Last Modified: June 19, 2007