Comments on ULTra PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) Planned For London
The ULTra is back in the news, this time at Heathrow airport. (Read
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|"Nothing new... ULTra is basically FROG:
ULTra maybe "personal"... not "rapid" and without the passenger capacity of conventional modes such as trains and buses, ULTra is definately not "transit""
(Avidor 9/10/2006 12:32:24 PM)
|"Good link - here's a link to a cartoon-based treatment of personal rapid transit.
Any pro PRT comments?"
(Bill Christensen 9/10/2006 1:35:35 PM)
|"Nothing new... Avidor spreading his lies again."
(A Transportation Enthusiast 9/10/2006 6:20:12 PM)
|"See the Wikipedia articles on ULTra and PRT in general:
These links give you the real story on PRT, without all the cartoonish propaganda.
(A Transportation Enthusiast 9/10/2006 6:21:11 PM)
|""Avidor" (if that is indeed his real identity is a notoriously unknowledgable critic of PRT: http://kinetic.seattle.wa.us/prt-seehow.html"
(Mr_Blog 9/11/2006 12:08:47 PM)
|"Article- 'See him leapFROG to the wrong conclusion':
(Mr_Blog 9/11/2006 12:13:54 PM)
|"They have a PRT system at West Virginia Unviersity and it is the most bug riden, inefiecient way to travel. It breaks down daily sometimes for hours at a time, when it gets cold it breaks down even more. The only thing worst then the PRT is the WVU bus system."
(mike 9/23/2006 3:13:18 PM)
|"-The only thing worst then
-the PRT is the WVU bus
In other words: the 1970s-era PRT is better than the system that uses accepted, conventional bus technology."
(Mr_Blog 10/26/2006 11:20:03 AM)
|"The WVU is probably using buses from the 1950's and treats all its passengers like crack head criminals."
(joe 12/29/2006 10:12:08 AM)
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