Jul 28, 2008

Microsoft personal rapid transit (PRT)

Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, is a unique suburban job center in the U.S., with 30,000 workers from the same company within one square mile. The area is plagued with terrible traffic congestion, and MS has announced plans to add another 12,000 workers. Bettercampus.org has proposed a unique solution for Microsoft campus expansion, personal rapid transit (PRT). PRT is a packet switched people mover, faster than a car. It solves the transit "last mile" problem on campus, making transit and carpooling more effective; thus, reduces traffic congestion.


Anonymous said...

PRT is a pipe dream, no existing systems actually run.
Check what happened to the Denver International Airport when they tried to use tracks and pods to move luggage.

Andy said...

In the spring of 2009 this pipe dream is about to become reality.

A personal rapid transit (PRT) system is currently under construction as part of the renovation of London's Heathrow airport.

If successful, the system will be extended across the airport

gary said...

Two hundred years ago the automobile was a "pipe dream". So was the airplane. And nuclear energy. And spacecraft going to the moon. So I'm left wondering...what's your point?