Starting with the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, the federal government has sponsored development of transportation alternatives to the automobile in dispersed metropolitan areas, systems which have come to be known as Personal Rapid Transit. This paper discusses the PRT programs of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, system design requirements as identified in the various studies, PRT performance specifications (including capacity, and speed), and the major subsystems--suspension/ propulsion/guideway and command/control. The author concludes that many configurations need to be examined in arriving at optimum designs.

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    • This paper was presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 7-10 October 1974.
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  • Authors:
    • Blood, B
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part II Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1982 12:00AM