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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.
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