Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the ideal urban environments for a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) System. The city operates on a "round the clock" basis and highway traffic congestion is becoming severe with the growth of tourism. The principal industry is tourism and a fare structure can be imposed which will made a PRT system self-supporting. A PRT system is described which meets the anticipated Las Vegas requirements of 24h/day operation, vehicle and service being designed to compete favorably with the automobile. The PRT system elements described include vehicle, guideway, control features, stations, and maintenance facility. The results of a maintenance plan analysis and financial considerations are also discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was prepared for a meeting 12-16 August 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Hoit, W J
    • Corey, R W
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N 740625 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1982 12:00AM