Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

All You need to know about PRT:

Personal rapid transit (PRT), also referred to as podcars, is a public transport mode featuring small automated vehicles operating on a network of specially built guideways. PRT is a type of automated guideway transit (AGT), a class of system which also includes larger vehicles all the way to small subway systems.

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Image By Brian M. Powell, CC BY-SA 3.0,
PRT vehicles are sized for individual or small group travel, typically carrying no more than 3 to 6 passengers per vehicle. Guideways are arranged in a network topology, with all stations located on sidings, and with frequent merge/diverge points. This allows for nonstop, point-to-point travel, bypassing all intermediate stations. The point-to-point service has been compared to a taxi or a horizontal lift (elevator).

Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit

The Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit (WVU PRT) system is a personal rapid transit/people mover system in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States. The system connects the three Morgantown campuses of West Virginia University (WVU), as well as the downtown area.

>  The world's oldest and most extensive PRT system
>  Began operation in 1975
>  Daily Ridership -- 16,000
>  System Length -- 14 km

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A vehicle on West Virginia University's PRT system, Morgantown, West Virginia

Currently, five advanced transit networks (ATN) systems are operational, and several more are in the planning stage.

1) Morgantown PRT in WEST VIRGINIA-US

2) Parkshuttle in NETHERLANDS
3) Cybercab in UAE
5) Skycube in South Korea

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image source: Skybum via Wikipedia

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