Topic : PRT

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N.J. to test solar-powered commuter pods

Accessibility| September 2, 2014
The pods essentially operate as mini, personal trains. They travel point-to-point along the rail network to the destination you input via an interactive touch screen.

JPods: On-demand mobility for Secaucus, N.J.

Management & Operations| September 2, 2014

JPod's concept is to design, build and operate on-demand and computerized personal rapid transit (PRT) networks that can be solar-powered. The company plans to deploy networks of Horizontal-Elevators™ that provide short to medium-range travel using ultra-light, computer controlled vehicles that are suspended from rail, mounted on elevated structures.

Rail| April 30, 2014

Thales to upgrade W. Virginia U. Personal Rapid Transit system

Will provide train control, a passenger information system, platform display signs, and steering rail design equipment, as well as upgrade the fare collection systems. The new system will be operational in 2016.
Mobility| November 7, 2013

U.K. town to replace buses with driverless pods

Each pod, which has a battery-powered electric motor, can hold up to two people and their luggage and travels just 12 mph.
University| October 17, 2011

W. Virginia U. displays PRT system at sustainability event

Introduced representatives from 15 higher education institutions from the U.S. and Canada to its Personal Rapid Transit system at the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference in Pittsburgh.
University| July 25, 2011

West Va. U. to upgrade personal rapid transit system

As part of the PRT's refurbishment, Bombardier Transport will provide a new propulsion unit. The unit controls the electrical motor that's underneath the vehicle, enabling riders to notice the system's ramped up electrical power.
Rail| May 23, 2011

W. Va. University modernizing PRT system

Ten cars have already been outfitted with digital onboard computers, and a signed contract will deliver 61 systems for the remainder of the fleet in approximately the next year.
University| December 21, 2009

Minn. college could house futuristic transit system

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), which transports people in individual pods directly to their destinations, could find a home at a test lab in Winona, Minn., with a proposal in the works to build a one-mile guideway.
University| August 31, 2009

W. Va. University PRT system back in service

Introduced at WVU in 1975, the personal rapid transit system was the first fully-automated rapid transit system in the world.

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