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                 July 2016 
From the President....
  the Podcar City & Advance Transit conference in Antwerp is coming up soon (September 19 - 21) so please start making plans to attend. PRT/
Peter Muller
GRT supplier 2getthere is holding a free pre-conference workshop for consultants coordinated with the conference tour
of the Rivium GRT system on the 19th. If you would like to attend the workshop send an email to [email protected], indicating 'Insights In Driverless Transit' and the names of the persons attending. Attendance is limited.

ATRA and ATRA IG would like to hold a combined strategic planning meeting in conjunction with the Podcar City conference - probably during the evening of the 21st. If you would like to attend please therefore delay your departure until the 22nd. 

As always, enjoy reading!

Best regards,

Peter Muller, P.E., ATRA President

GSP commissioners pause on car pod transportation from economy lot to terminal

The brakes have been put on GSP's plan to acquire a driverless, technology-controlled personal rapid transit system (PRT).

Greenville-Spartanburg Airport commissioners agreed to pause on a decision for a more-than $24 million, battery powered, pod car system that would transport travelers from the economy parking lot to the terminal in 5-7 minutes, according to Peter Muller, PRT Consulting. Read more...

GSP Airport Commissioners Seek More Information

At their board meeting on July 11, GSP Airport Commissioners decided to get more information on the possibility of building a multi-million-dollar pod car system to transport passengers between GSP's economy parking lot and airport terminal. Read more...

Until now, Hyperloop transportation without TSA molestation and airplane food? Sign us up. Buh-bye Delta. And now, the first full-scale feasibility study into the tech is backing up the hype. In fact, one city, Salo, Finland, has already signed a letter of intent with Hyperloop One to become a stop on the line.  Read more...

SMRT International Pte Ltd and United Technical Services (UTS) on Thursday announced their investments in 2 Getthere Holding BV (2getthere), a Netherlands-based company that designs and makes a family of automated vehicles.  Read more...

New magnetic 'zipping' cars system planned for Abu Dhabi

Jet-like vehicles running on magnetic lines may soon be deployed in Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, it was announced on Wednesday.

The company that manages Yas Island - Miral - has signed an agreement with US-based skyTran, a NASA Space Act company to implement a new personal rapid transit (PRT) system.  Read more...

Abu Dhabi - Miral announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with skyTran Inc., a NASA Space Act company, headquartered at the NASA Ames Research Center near Mountain View, California. The agreement will launch the study and implementation of skyTran, a personal rapid transit (PRT) system, for the first time in the Middle East on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. 

Local Motors Debuts "Olli", the First Self-driving Vehicle to Tap the Power of IBM Watson

Local Motors transforms the passenger experience with IBM Watson Internet of Things technology; On roads now in Washington, DC and soon in Miami-Dade County and Las Vegas.  See the video...

Wait for MCG nod likely to delay pod taxis

Gurgaon: The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) - the proposed pod taxi service between Sirhaul and Rajiv Chowk in Gurgaon - is likely to get delayed as the Ministry of Railways has directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to seek the municipal corporation's clearance before starting the work.  Read more...

Group Envisions future of transportation in the Upstate

Imagine a city with driverless, low-speed electric vehicles shuttling people around downtown.

Imagine a car-sharing system that could unclog the traffic nightmare that is Woodruff Road. Read more...

The above links are to articles that appear relevant to advanced transit but no guarantee is made as to their accuracy and no verification of the integrity of the associated websites has been made.


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PodcarCity9 Session Papers and Videos available.

Greenville County, SC - Regional Personal Rapid Transit

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