Illustration of a Phased Deployment of Personal Rapid Transit System for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area

During the early 1970's, Professor J. Edward Anderson designed an areawide PRT network for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. He showed how is could be started in the downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul and then expanded in eight phases until it covered the then-urbanized part of the metropolitan area. The lines represent one-way guideway and the arrows indicate the direction of travel. Because of their large size, only the illustrations for Phases 1, 2, 5 and 8 are included as is a page that shows all four smaller images together.

These illustrations (and illustrations for Phases 3, 4, 6 and 7) were developed by the Task Force on New Concepts in Urban Transportation at the University of Minnesota. They were published in Personal Rapid Transit II, Audio-Visual Library Services, University of Minnesota, 1974 (as the Proceedings of the 1973 International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit. For more details, contact Professor Anderson via his website:

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