#Austin could be the testing ground for personal rapid transit in major cities

As far as society has come in the arena of communications during the last 20 years, public transportation has been treading water as city streets continue to be choked by low-occupancy vehicles.

Richard Garriott, a video game developer famous for creating the Ultima series and later becoming a private astronaut, hopes to advance the cause of efficient public transportation by bringing a personal rapid transit system to his home city of Austin, Texas.

Garriott's company, USA PRT, would use “computer controlled, light-weight electric vehicles” to transport passengers along “elevated or ground level guide-ways direct to their destination,” according to the USA PRT web site.

READ THIS ARTICLE FOR $15
$15 provides access to this article and every case-study, interview, and analysis piece that we publish for the next 30 days. Our Premium Subscription also provides access to a database of over 100,000 articles on innovation in brand, customer, and retail experience.
Already a subscriber? Log in