Resources

CityTram

A new vision in urban commuting

 

 

A better way

to get from here to there

(faster and cheaper, reliably and safely)

Resources for Learning about

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) technology

 

The US DOT has a funding category they identify as Automated Guideway Transit (AGT). This category encompasses both the more

common Automated People Movers (APM) which have one dimensional guideways, and Autonomous Transit Networks (ATN) which have two dimensional networked guideways. ATNs typically are classified by their passenger capacity as either Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) carrying up to 4 or 5 passengers, or Group Rapid Transit (GRT) carrying up to 6 or more (up to about 15) passengers.

Peter Mueller has the leading transportation engineering consultancy specializing in PRT. His site has great photos and videos.

The Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) is a non-profit organization aimed at increasing the knowledge and under-standing

of innovative transit concepts. ATRA envisions a future when transportation will all be orchestrated for the convenience of

people and their businesses – as well as for the benefit of our planet

The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) was established by Congress in 1991 as part of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Equity Act (ISTEA) and was reauthorized under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st century (TEA-21).

The Institute is funded by the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and by other public and private grants and donations, including grants from the US Department of Homeland Security.

 

Mineta Transportation Institute Report 12-31 Automated Transit Networks: A Review of the State of the Industry and Prospects for the Future