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West Virginia and Heathrow PRT on NPR's All Things Considered
BBC One to air piece on Heathrow ULTra
non-UK clip not yet released:
transcript and stills at Get On Board PRT ULTra inspires kids to design PRT 'light rail'
line (Sammamish, WA)
Review of PRT by Harvard asst prof Ben Edelman
Debbie Cook & Ron Swenson: "
PodCars and Climate
Change" (p. 5)
Get On Board PRT covers the Rochester PRT symposium Minnesota DOT to explore personal rapid transit in Rochester symposium
Will pod cars be the answer to future traffic chaos? (Radio Sweden)
New April 2009 videos from ULTra Cardiff track:
Rider experience video and 3-pod choreography
Invasion of the pod cars Boston Globe
The pod cars of San Jose
Vote for "Drive Innovation in
public transport" at Google's Project 10
100 POSCO in deal to build Vectus in
Suncheon, S. Korea
Mountain View, CA considers PRT (South Bay, SF area) "City
considers bold new transit system - Personal rapid transit hailed as solution to Bayshore
ULTra debut delayed to Spring 2010
"Work is progressing well on the installation of the world's first commercial PRT system
at Heathrow...Testing of the PRT System is continuing and, with all installation and communications
challenges now resolved, we anticipate commencing passenger services in late Spring 2010."
SkyTran-Unimodal "To Revolutionize Personal
Transportation" with NASA
"Milpitas leaders want in" on PRT
"Efficient Unmanned Public Transport
Systems" - CyberCars2
ULTra using 'AGM' batteries; other specs
"Heathrow travellers get a robot chauffeur" New Scientist
ULTra in Popular Science
"Ultimate green machine" (SkyTran)
"Two peas in a pod" (SkyTran in SF Examiner)
Masdar's Khaled Awad on NPR (WBUR "On Point," 45 min)
William Alden, man behind Morgantown PRT, still going strong at 83:
Boston Globe article
Blogger tours ULTra system:
"Number Crunching" blog
Sound Transit opens 14 miles of light-rail service
Light rail open for business
Light-rail debut to offer a little bit for everybody
Light Rail guide
(our Google Docs slideshow)
How Will You Get to the Train? Podcars: The Future is Now (Good Times weekly, Santa Cruz CA)
Joan Bokaer: TheocracyWatch founder, podcar advocate
system handed over to airport operations for testing
Skycab part of Swedish embassy
exhibit (" Facing the Future - Sustainability the Swedish Way", July 2-
Get your copy of the
Atlantic City Regional Transportation Plan
PRT option on pp. 17 and 76
Beyond BART." Ecology Center's Terrain magazine
Karlskrona without podcars." Historic Swedish city doesn't expect to be on list
of candidates to be released in August
Hofors withdraws from Skycab project?
Luca Guala interviewed about
Center Party (Sweden) officials try PRT at Uppsala
YouTube: Per Ankersjö (Stockholm City Council) and Lukas Forslund (director, Center Party Stockholm)
Swedish Infrastructure Minister to open PRT station exhibit at national museum
seeks PRT link to transit center
Light Relief (ULTra)
"PRT Capital Costs Likely Understated" by PublicTransit.us, inventor of the obscure
Response from ATS (ULTra)
"Guests try out podcars" (Uppsala)
Pick Of The Pods (New Civil Engineer)
Building bridges to Abu Dhabi and Dubai Crosscut.com
Green Car Congress talks to Luca Guala about Masdar's PRT
"The Long View from SAE 2009"
Ride the ULTra! Trip from T5 to outlying station
(Some videos being redone). Other videos
Asko Kauppi blogs from Heathrow conference Seven posts including link to
Masdar website launch Transport strategy described in "Technology"
Convenient transit and the last mile problem GOOD magazine
Podcars in the movies
Uppsala Daily News: planning reaches a public phase
Op-ed advocates balanced approach
"Reluctance to build rail"
Google Street View:
Heathrow guideway visible from Western Perimeter Rd. Mar. 2009
link- Possibly removed for security reasons. Substituting view from Bath Rd. June 2009
View Larger Map
Swedish and Korean websites now match (March 2009). New illustrations reveal
Winter Test video shows 4 sec headway; note redcar acceleration from
Houston school's PRT concept wins green innovation prize
Future City Competition @Voice Of America
Al-Hadi School, Houston TX
Story and photo at Indo American News
NY sustainable energy agency awards grant for Ithaca PRT study
Space-age pods could transform Cambridge
Wins support from Marshall Group, major Cambridge-based corporation.
Wants study of PRT in tandem with congestion pricing
Seattle community coalition suggests PRT and gondolas:
Duwamish Valley Vision Map and Report p.57 (Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition)
Building a city without cars (Forbes).
Long article in MIT Technology Review (Mar/Apr 2009)
Can get car-free city with høybane" (monorail)
Followups: "Such can the route be",
"Don't reject monorail idea"
Abu Dhabi 2030:
low-carbon transport options released - includes 3 PRT zones
Curbed LA: "
Ants Could Help Solve Our Traffic Problems"
Podcars inch from myth to reality (ZDNet)
PRT in MIT Technology Review
Seattle P-I's Robert McClure blogs about Masdar
Systematica's Luca Guala
MISTER creator Mikosza competes
on reality TV show "Brilliant Idea"
Supervisors issue Letter of Interest to Unimodal
Interview with Robbert Lohmann of 2getthere (Masdar PRT) (video) Masdar podcar body by Italian car designer Zagato
Imagineering Sacramento -- "dream different ways of doing things"
Heathrow personal transport pods are coming"
Epoca Negocios magazine (Brazil) reports:
Masdar PRT is by 2GetThere 1-20-09
"Emirates green city has taxi with no driver"
Gazeta Mercantil (Brazil): (translation)
"Abu Dhabi wants to be the mecca of renewable energy"
Venture Beat: PRT gets another chance at life
PRT is the way to go
PRT is called
*monorail "good news"* on Seattle's CROSSCUT (Knute Berger's
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