PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT (PRT)
The basic objective of PRT in any city is to integrate key sites with other transport hubs.
PRT systems typically provide
- Significantly reduced traffic congestion, especially during peak hours
- Increased accessibility within the city
- Fare levels comparable to existing public transport on a passenger per kilometer basis
- Decreased road traffic resulting in shorter journey times for vehicles which require road use
- Reduced infrastructure development, maintenance costs and disruption
METRINO UNIQUE BENEFITS
- Better cost performance than other kinds of public transport
- Energy efficiency – external power supply (energy savings) and lowest possible consumption (light vehicles, no tires, minimal surface friction, direct drive electric motors)
- Reliability - simplicity of mechanical design
- High passenger capacity
- Light construction, less invasive infrastructure
- No interference with existing vehicular traffic
- A major attraction for visitors
- Personalized service to hotels, shops, commercial businesses and tourist attractions
- Generates its own power from solar panels placed above stops and guideways
- Can be seamlessly extended
- Construction does not require exclusive service corridors
- Payload Ratio - 300 kg pod weight, carrying capacity 400 kg
- Fail-safe operation
City Transport Problems
- Rapidly growing population and visitor numbers are overloading transportation infrastructure and resources while increasing air pollution.
- Most public transport systems require major capital development as well as large subsidies to keep them operating.
- There is demand for a scalable, self-funding and profitable system which serves local population, tourism, and commerce.
- These universal problems cannot be solved by any means other than Personal Rapid Transit.
Money spent on ineffective systems can not solve these problems.
"We can’t solve problems by using the
we used when we created them."