PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT (WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE MORGANTOWN PROJECT)

The PRT project was inaugurated in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Oct. 24, 1972. The installation is a combination line-haul and circulatory system over exceptionally difficult terrain, providing a testing ground for the design and implementation of this new technology. The system utilizes small vehicles on a separate guideway (on, above, and below ground) to convey individuals from origin to destination without intermediate stops. Vehicles are operated entirely automatically and respond directly to passenger demand without any significant waiting period. They are rubber-tired and electrically powered, and therefore nonpollutant and silent in operation. The system is centrally controlled and supervised.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Meeting 2-4 April 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Cunliffe, J P
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 730439 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1982 12:00AM