2003 News Items
Media Inquiries: Go to the Press
Milpitas, CA planning commissioner sees PRT as "green transit"
Editorial: "Act soon
on new Taxi 2000 personal monorail"
Duluth in lead for
innovating transit system
PRT proposal in Monterey, CA area
Dec. 11, 2003
Sustainable Monterey Bay
has proposed a Personal Rapid Transit system for the Fort Ord area north of the city of Monterey,
California. The fort has been decommissioned by the military and the site-- which borders the town
of Marina and the campus of California State University's Monterey Bay campus-- is to be
redeveloped into five "village" communities.
Ted Lahti of SMB's
Soltrain says his group is working with
the three master developers in charge of the redevelopment, he reports all seem to be
receptive to the PRT concept.
Soltrain is a proposal to design and build a solar powered "ultra-light rail" line in the Monterey Bay
area; the intention is that the additional PRT system would run on solar power as well. It is
envisioned that a combination Soltrain-SolarPRT system will solve congestion and pollution
problems in the Fort Ord area, as well as save energy.
At this time Lahti indicates his group likes Taxi 2000 Corporation's Skyweb Express PRT,
but that they are open to learning about other PRT systems as well.
for Santa Cruz
Skyweb pitched to
officials in Long Branch, NJ
Skyweb Express Special Announcement
November 5, 2003
On January 1, 2004, Taxi 2000 will begin its Phase 2 prototype program
to build a working, full-scale, outdoor demonstration of SkyWeb Express.
A substantial investment was recently received, and the company has
sufficient funding for all of stage one and some of stage 2 of the
four-stage Phase 2 program.
According to founder and inventor Dr. Ed Anderson, "This is a great day
for us, a great day for transportation, and a great day for the planet.
In 30 months we can have a working demonstration model of our system.
If any customers want to plan in parallel with our Phase 2, the first
SkyWeb Express system could be operating in four years."
Taxi 2000 Corporation Newsletter - Vol. 2 No. 6
PRT, KUT-FM Austin 2:01 Realaudio clip
PRT in discussion thread about Arizona light rail 10-20-2003
U of Minnesota journal:
U start-up... solution to gridlock (p. 10) From Spring '03
ULTra wins another UK government grant
"Mini-cars on guideways" to be
studied for Southcenter
Learning to shift: "newer
technologies, such as maglev and personal rapid transit... can potentially yield a level of service capable of lowering
our congestion levels"
Not your father's
public transport Utne magazine 9/03
strategy outlined in new pdf
Express: Futuristic transit system
the Future? MPR
ULTra: New hopes; back on track? one |
Skyweb Photos of the Day from the Minnesota
Japanese public works officials to visit Skyweb prototype
"very supportive" of PRT. June 19, 2003
"virtual" airport using PRT
transport to be like the Web
PRT mock up on display in Milpitas, CA
Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association Background
PRT, "other technology" mentioned as possibilities for Eastside
commission debates PRT
Anderson talks to Duluth council
Personal taxi is
'disruptive', in a good way.
splash in Duluth
in Canal Park area Background
"Tucson Business" guest editorial
Tucsonans for PRT
brochure stresses environmental and sustainibility benefits
Extensive new Skyweb Express
Official Home Page with new online video
Skyweb article from Netscape's "Driving Today"
2000 Unveils Prototype
concept gets its first test
Taxi 2000 prototype launch announced
ULTra for Heathrow Airport?
Taxi 2000 Fast Lane
Minnesota Daily article
of Taxi 2000 vehicle.
Feb. 17 Taxi 2000
status report with videos
ATRA releases updated PRT report
Assembly shelves grant for Ultra taxi
Pod transport system is shelved, Cardiff
dropped from Welsh Assembly budget, want private funding assurances. Cardiff
Council considers options. Launch delayed 1 year?
PRT Pulls Into the Station
Link, Airport to Northgate:
Sound Transit under attack from all sides
Tomorrow's taxi starts trials today
Times letters slam S. Lake Union streetcar plan
Group pushes suburban monorail
A. Sheffer Lang
Phoebe rides ULTra
ULTra passenger trials to start
Taxi 2000 prototype report, Jan 2