Suburban Silver Bullet: Personal Rapid Transit Shuttle and Wireless Commuting Assistant with Cellular Location Tracking

  title={Suburban Silver Bullet: Personal Rapid Transit Shuttle and Wireless Commuting Assistant with Cellular Location Tracking},
  author={Steve Raney},
  journal={Transportation Research Record},
  pages={62 - 70}
  • Steve Raney
  • Published 2004
  • Computer Science
  • Transportation Research Record
In a hypothetical year 2008 scenario, a personal rapid transit (PRT) circulator shuttle system and comprehensive door-to-door, new-mobility service transform the major employment center of Palo Alto, California, into a 2-mi transit village, complementing and significantly increasing the attractiveness of rail, carpool, vanpool, bicycle, and bus commutes for the center's 20,000 employees. Of utmost importance, PRT is faster than a person driving alone in the last mile. A transportation… 

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