PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT (PRT)
The basic objective of PRT in any city is to provide a growing network of the automated "personal monorail" transportation system to integrate key sites with other transport hubs - and eventually replace old group transit systems like buses and tram/metro.
PRT systems typically provide
- Individual passenger travel in small, car size vehicles
- 24x7 transit between any stops on PRT network without stopping or changeovers
- Faster and safer travel than any other transport mode within cities
- 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.
"We can’t solve problems by using the
we used when we created them."