We've talked about personal pod transportation before, and it seems like the idea is gaining more traction. The Pod car, or Personal Rapid Transit, is an energy-efficient, economic and fully-automated alternative to the current public transport systems.  The pods run on an electric monorail-like track and carry up to ten people in a private and secure alternative to the traditional forms of mass transit. The idea of PRT transport has been around for some time, with PRT systems used in the US since the late 1970's.  Morgantown, West Virginia, Detroit, Michigan; Irving, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; and Miami, Florida currently use Personal Rapid Transit, but current fuel prices and a growing eco-awareness are reigniting the push for the mass-transit alternative.

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