This assessment of Personal Rapid Transit and other forms of Automated Guideway Transportation has been prepared in response to a request from the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. Its objectives: To provide the Committee with information on the current status and social and economic aspects of Automated Guideway Transit development; to assess the key problems associated with AGT as preceived by potential riders, the communities and the transit industry; to identify major policy issues and automated guideway transit program alternatives and to explore their implications. It is concluded that to date the Federal AGT R&D program has not produced the direct results which could be reasonably expected from an expenditure of $95 million.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared at the request of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Transportation Subcommittee.
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    United States Congress

    Office of Technology Assessment
    Washington, DC  United States  20510
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 399 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00099351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1982 12:00AM