Viability of personal rapid transit In New Jersey : final report, February 2007.
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Viability of personal rapid transit In New Jersey : final report, February 2007.

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      Final report.
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      The following report was prepared for the New Jersey Legislature to document the

      current state of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) development and implementation and to

      explore the potential viability of implementing PRT in New Jersey. The report

      summarizes the history of PRT development efforts worldwide, documents lessons

      learned from past research and development activities, explores the opinions of several

      PRT industry experts regarding the current state of PRT development, presents the

      theoretical benefits of PRT when compared to other modes of public transportation,

      identifies the challenges and risks associated with PRT implementation and presents a

      series of options for advancing PRT development in New Jersey should decision

      makers decide to do so.

      PRT has been the subject of research and development efforts for approximately 40

      years. However, there has yet to be a full scale deployment of this technology. A fully

      operational PRT system is needed to demonstrate the theoretical benefits of PRT and

      establish commercial readiness and significant research and development activities

      must still be undertaken. Such a research and demonstration program has been

      conceptually estimated to require $50-100 million over a three year period. It is

      important to note that PRT is an emerging public transportation technology and has not

      yet advanced to the stage of commercial deployment or achieved wide-spread public

      operation. As such, much of the information presented in the report, especially

      information related to the potential benefits of PRT, is based on conceptual engineering

      and theoretical research from PRT developers, government researchers, or

      independent consultants. Wherever appropriate the potential or theoretical nature of

      particular data and information is made clear and the source of information is noted.

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