THE ROLE OF PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT IN MASS TRANSIT

With the nation looking more and more to mass transit to solve its urban transportation problems, the innovative Personal Rapid Transit(PRT) systems with their "second car" characteristics can be expected to complement bus and rail services, especially in medium-density population areas. After summarizing the role each of these three forms of public transit plays and is projected to play by 1990, the paper describes current specialized PRT applications in the United States and abroad. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at a conference of the Society of Automotive Engineers, West Coast, August 12-16, 1974, Anaheim, California.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Lancaster, T A
    • Hearn, D L
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 740623
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM