Flight 1549 Re-enactment
A re-enactment of the flight path of US Air Flight 1549 ("Miracle on the Hudson"). Provides a pilot's-eye view of the flight, synchronized with actual FAA radio communications. see more
Video presentation prepared for ATRA technical summit.
This is a 17 minute video highlighting a project to create an automated system to lay out and analyze large-scale PRT systems. The program uses existing GIS data to model a city's street system and travel patterns and then attempts to design the optimal PRT network at various scales. see more
In the News
Links to some of the most significant studies in
the development of personal rapid transit:
Best Recent Works:
PRT Feasibility Study - SkyWeb Express.
Ashine Tamhane, Master's Thesis, University of Cincinnati.
This 144-page report explains in great detail a method for using GIS
data to estimate ridership for a PRT network around
the University of Cincinnati campus. This ridership is then fed into
a computer model in order to make projections about the cost and
feasibility of PRT for this area.
Booz Allen and Hamilton,
Feasibility Study for PRT in New Jersey.
Responding to a directive of the New Jersey state legislature, Booz
Allen and Hamilton prepared an analysis of whether personal rapid transit
is feasible in the State of New Jersey. The study is a good overview
of the technology and current efforts by the leading vendors. It
concludes that PRT is a feasible technology for transportation planning.
(Published in 2007, but prepared in 2005.)