Advanced Transit Systems are land-based transit systems with fully automated operations capabilities providing an improvement (of the network) of existing public transit means. The various concepts (PRT, GRT and dual mode systems) are embraced by ATRA in its vision to ensure people’s mobility while ensuring a sustainable (green) future.
There are various identified advanced transit groups: Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), Group Rapid Transit (GRT) and dual mode systems. As some of these systems are relatively unknown to many people, including transportation planners, architects, consultants and key decision makers, ATRA’s goal is to provide information to allow for proper evaluation of these technologies alongside more traditional systems.
Personal and Group Rapid Transit, and ‘dual-mode’-systems introduce a different approach to traditional line oriented transportation design centered around major attraction hubs. The systems are focused on accommodating individuals or small groups on their independent journey’s – offering door-to-door transit through (inter)connecting public transit networks.
When considering advanced transit systems it should be clear what capabilities have been proven today and what potential a system has towards the (long term) future. ATRA represents both: providing a platform for all who share its vision towards the future, while uniting corporate members with proven experience and applications.
As such, when you want to learn more about advanced transit, the advancedtransit.org website is right source of information to start your introduction.