PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT RESEARCH CONDUCTED AT THE AEROSPACE CORPORATION

The report summarizes research conducted on the conceptual and experimental development of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) during the period from 1968 to 1975. The work considered not only the technical and operational aspects of the PRT concept, but also included estimates of PRT capital and operating costs, analyses of system safety and reliability, analyses of urban applications and associated economics, evaluation of PRT energy utilization, development of PRT planning methodologies, and assessments of PRT deployment impacts. Technology shortfalls associated with the possible future implementation of the specific PRT concept are identified, and research and development activities to overcome these shortfalls are recommended.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Corporation

    2350 East El Sequdo Boulevard
    El Sequndo, CA  USA  90245

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Olson, C L
    • Bernstein, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 296 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-06-0071-76-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-60006
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2002 12:00AM