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The Genesis of  PRT - Needs and Features

A New Paradigm for Urban Public Transportation

PRT has been engineered as an innovative and new system using advanced, commercially available automation to address the needs of urban transportation

Distributed demand and continuous flow to eliminate crowds under advanced monitoring and control

Increased safety and security

Small, lightweight vehicles operating non-stop and on demand to eliminate unnecessary vehicle movements

Reduced energy use

Quiet, electric vehicles

Reduced pollution

Faster and personalized service to attract private automobile users

Reduce congestion

Lower costs, smaller footprint and tighter turning radius to integrate into dense urban environments

Improve urban integration and access

Reduced size of infrastructure for stations, track and right-of-way

Lower capital costs

Reduced staffing through increased levels of automation

Reduced energy use

Lower operating costs

Non-stop, on-demand service

Private, seated-only vehicles

Faster and more attractive service

Design Feature and Goal

Need

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