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Some Lessons from the History of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

Some Lessons from the History of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) - J. Edward Anderson, Ph.D., P. E.

A comprehensive history of PRT by J. Edward Anderson, the father of PRT.

Regulatory Environment That Supports Energy Self-Reliance

Key documents in retooling transportation:

Politics: the Hard Part

Action: Restore transport and power to free markets via Performance Standards.

The Social Cost of PRT Malfunction

Since JPods are suspended from the guideway, a question that often comes up is, what happens if the JPod breaks down. The first thing you might imagine, is climbing down the ladder on a fire truck while onlookers watch.

Drive Parasitic Mass towards Zero

Parasitic Mass is the mass we pay to move that is not cargo or passengers. Currently we are creating congestion and consuming energy moving a ton to move a person. We need to strive towards moving only the person.

Bigger Stick: Global Warming

If driving a barge with a 200 year turning radius. It might be good to error on the side of caution, study all aspects of the barge and water, and act ahead of events.

The British Treasury has identified the cost and need to act immediately.

Morgantown's PRT, A Solution to US Peak Oil in 1970

Tricia Nixon opened the first self-driving car network on Oct 24, 1972.


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