The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation selected Morgantown, West Virginia, as a site for a prototype personal rapid transit system demonstration because it presented the challenges that such a system must overcome to be successful in any location. This Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit (MPRT) system was funded by UMTA as a research and development task to provide a demonstration system with the following objectives: (1) Demonstrate the feasibility of an automatic, personalized urban transit system; (2) Demonstrate the applicability of the concept to national urban needs; and (3) Qualify the concept for other locations using the UMTA capital grant funds. This MPRT final report contains a description of the final delivered system and a summary of the activities undertaken in its development, including system and subsystem plans, specifications, drawings, test data, and test evaluation. This MPRT system connects downtown Morgantown with two West Virginia University locations, and also provides passengers with non-stop direct to destination service between the central business district and the Evansdale and downtown campuses of West Virginia University.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Company

    Aerospace Group, Automated Transportation Systems
    Seattle, WA  United States 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 229 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: D191-60016-1 Final Rpt., UMTA-WV-06-0005-77-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-20007
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1982 12:00AM