May 13, 2016, 10am PDT
PBS kicks off its new science and technology series with a look at just what happened in the desert with MIT's Hyperloop team. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien likens the week's events more to the "glider moment" preceding Kitty Hawk.
March 8, 2015, 5am PDT
Successful driverless cars might lead to "mini mass transit," a distinct mode from public transit and the private automobile. The consequences for land use could reshape suburbia.
January 15, 2013, 12pm PST
After decades of discussion and experimentation, Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is again getting attention as a potential alternative means of transport, merging the comfort of the private car with the automation and safety of public transit.
March 16, 2012, 9am PDT
Kai Laursen argues for satellite cities as a promising alternative to accommodate population growth, while preserving open space and farmland, and minimizing urban sprawl.
July 5, 2011, 7am PDT
The only true PRT in the United States, the system serves 15,000 students of West Virginia University each day when school is in session. Some even credit the school's growth to the effectiveness of the PRT.
June 7, 2011, 8am PDT
Developer John Kane of Raleigh, North Carolina rode the personal rapid transit (PRT) system at Heathrow, and decided it would be a perfect fit for Raleigh's North Hills area.
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May 2, 2011, 5am PDT
Delhi is considering installing "pod cars," known in the U.S. as personal rapid transit or PRT, as a form of public transportation.
April 23, 2011, 11am PDT
A personal rapid transit proposal called "SkyTran" might be a smart choice for Detroit, according to this article.
January 21, 2011, 10am PST
Nick Aster takes a ride on the world's first fully operational trackless "Personal Rapid Transit" system.
September 29, 2010, 1pm PDT
Is the isolation of personal rapid transit truly viable for mass transit?
September 13, 2010, 7am PDT
Personal rapid transit (PRT) has faced some challenges, says Curtis Johnson, not the least of which is the U.S.'s lack of "moonshot-mojo".
December 3, 2009, 8am PST
NPR covers the state of Personal Rapid Transit today, and takes a ride on the first PRT in the U.S., running at West Virginia University since 1975.
October 5, 2009, 9am PDT
Derided by some, praised by others, Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is gaining ground, with new systems scheduled to open in London, Abu Dhabi, and South Korea.
September 17, 2009, 1pm PDT
Advanced Transit Systems is pitching the city of Mountain View on using the PRT system developed for Heathrow Airport to connect the downtown train station, NASA Ames and Shoreline businesses like Google.
March 23, 2009, 12pm PDT
A region known more for carbon emissions strives to create a carbon-neutral city powered by renewable energy and designed to reduce overall energy demand.
February 18, 2009, 6am PST
In this op-ed, Michael Andregg touts Personal Rapid Transit over 'financially unsustainable' light rail, which he blames politicians for encouraging.
September 10, 2008, 8am PDT
The future of getting around may lie in personal rapid transit, or the "podcar." Catherine Burke highlights the system's reported safety and cost-effectiveness.
July 25, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Malcolm Buchanan writes that advances in control technology and the upcoming launch of the Heathrow Airport PRT mean that Personal Rapid Transit is ready for the spotlight.</p>
May 12, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This segment from <em>NPR</em> looks at plans for the carbon-neutral Masdar City in Abu Dhabi.</p>