PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT III: PROGRESS, PROBLEMS AND POTENTIAL OF A PROMISING NEW FORM OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

An edited version is presented here of the 47 papers presented at the 1975 International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit, as well as of the several panel discussions and luncheon talks. The very informative session on political perspectives stressed the political aspects of the deployment of new transit options. The conference clarified the characteristics of automated guideway transit (AGT) systems and noted that support for the development and deployment of such systems is largely an educational process. Japanese systems highlighted here include 2 guided rapid transit systems and 3 personal rapid transit (PRT) systems. Papers on the economics of PRT systems cover the life cycle of new technologies, benefit-cost ratios, and the value of future savings. Three papers examine the problem of urban form for which PRT systems are most suitable and the kind of changes that could be initiated by these systems. Attention is also focused on the technology of PRT systems and their components.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This publication was originally reported at the 1975 International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit, Denver, Colorado, September 16-19, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    3300 University Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN  USA  55414
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 506 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1982 12:00AM