Transportation Technology Incorporated People Mover

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    January 1971.

    A.J. Sobey and J.W. Cone of Transportation Technology Incorporated wrote a report titled "The Case for Personal Rapid Transit," which was printed in the Highway Research Record No.367. As an advocate for personal rapid transit, vehicles that held one or only a few people, Sobey and his company, Transportation Technology Incorporated studied public transportation needs in various cities, including Los Angeles. Communication with a Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) Employee, an SCRTD report, and a public transportation report written by Cloverdale and Colpitts all influenced Transportation Technology Incorporated. All of these reports are available at the LACMTA Library & Archive.

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    1. Erik Griswold 76 months ago | reply

      The future that never was.
      Wouldn't it have been fun to ride in such a contraption with 3 other complete strangers.

    2. VISUAL DEFECTS 76 months ago | reply

      Detroit has a people mover. It was the city's answer to not having a subway system or a better mass transit system. Most people like to refur to it as the "people mugger".

      I even own a shirt that has a picture of the people mover on it with the skyline of the city in the background and it says "Detroit the city of the future". Total sarcasm obviously.

      I still love my city don't get me wrong it's just the people that run it that I can't stand.


    3. philethier 66 months ago | reply

      Erik, the whole point of PRT is to NOT ride with 3 other complete strangers.

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