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BLUEWATERS CONTRACT AWARD


March 15, 2017

  Dutch technology firm 2getthere, a world-leading developer of sustainable mobility solutions, has been awarded the contract to deliver a new automated vehicle system in Dubai .   Link to full article below: Read more...

AEM’s 2050 Challenge


March 10, 2017

ATRA President, Peter Muller was second prize winner in the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Transportation Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge. The competition drew entries from around the world and the five finalis Read more...

A New Transportation Paradigm


January 9, 2017

Author P. Muller Please look at link below for full article. http://www.advancedtransit.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Muller-A-New Read more...

Proposed Changes to the ASCE APM


November 10, 2016

  This standard addresses automated people movers (APM) which it defines as “a guided transit mode with fully automated operation, featuring vehicles t Read more...

Jerry Schneider: An Academic Ahead of his time


October 5, 2016

  A founding member of ATRA and an academic in the research Read more...

Preliminary Personal Rapid Transit Feasibility Study for Park City, Utah


Summary Prepared by Douglas G. Schmucker, PhD, PE Associate Professor – Lecturer, University of Utah Please clink on the link below for full document details Read more...

Texas Southern University Studying the Impacts of Automated Roadway Vehicles on Public Transit


October 4, 2016

By: J. Sam Lott, P.E. Research Assistant Professor TSU’s Center for Transportation Training and Research (CTTR) is wel Read more...

Report on the Second Martin Lowson Paper Award


September 26, 2016

   The Second Martin Lowson Award which is donated by the Lowson Familiy, encourages young researchers to perform high qualit Read more...

PODCAR CITY & ADVANCED TRANSIT 2016 – NEWSLETTER / FULL PROGRAM


September 13, 2016

  Podcar City & Advanced Transit  - NEWSLETTER and FULL PROGRAM   Click below for full program and all details : Read more...

SmartTransit 2016 – UPDATE – Letter to ATRA Members


August 11, 2016

LETTER TO ATRA MEMBERS from GLOBAL TRANSPORT FORUM Dear colleague, I am pleased to notify you of ou Read more...

Connect Times at the University of Utah


An article by Peter Muller, President, PRT Consulting, Inc The recent University of Utah Campus Parking and Transportation & Research P Read more...

Podcar City & Advanced Transit – September 19th – 21st 2016


July 21, 2016

Podcar City & Advanced Transit – Automated Mobility on Demand Welcome to three days of Read more...

Four Wins at GSP !


Four Wins at GSP What great new opportunities at GSP! First, new maintenance and carrier contracts sound exciting. And GSP is ideally suited t Read more...

SmartTransit 2016 – THE DEFINITIVE TRANSIT TECHNOLOGY SHOW


SMART TRANSIT are pleased to bring you the 6th annual SmartTransit congress 2016. Now located in Elizabeth, New Jersey SmartTr Read more...

ATRA VIDEO


May 24, 2016

  The Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) is a non-profit organization aimed at increasing the knowledge and under- standing of innovative transit concept Read more...

Greenville County, South Carolina – REGIONAL PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT


May 17, 2016

Author: Jenna Moran “Article courtesy of the National Association of Counties”.   Please follow link below for f Read more...

ATRA Award For Outstanding Contributions To Advanced Transit


May 10, 2016

  ATRA Award For Outstanding Contributions To Advanced Transit   Read more...

The Second Martin Lowson Paper Award


May 9, 2016

The Second Martin Lowson Paper Award A visionary, inventor and entrepreneur in modern ATN systems   Read more...

Automated Vehicle Policy and Regulation – A State Perspective Workshop


April 7, 2016

  Hosts : University of Maryland - National Transportation Center Date: May 18, 2016 Time: 9:00 Read more...

Suburban Office Parks: An Important Application for Last-Mile Automated Transit Networks


March 3, 2016

By Robert Johnson   In recent years, a major change has taken place in what is considered a desirable location for office space, especially in large met Read more...

15th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems


February 29, 2016

  The Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is holding the 15th International Conference on Auto Read more...

Notice to Potential Proposers: Proposed Automated Transit Network


January 25, 2016

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport District, Greer, South Carolina, USA, hereby informs potential proposers that it intends to issue a Request fo Read more...

Synergies Between Driverless Transit and Driverless Cars


January 20, 2016

Synergies Between Driverless Transit and Driverless Cars   Ingmar Andreasson, LogistikCentrum AB Read more...

Innovating Automated Transit Technology With Students


January 6, 2016

By Burford Furman Professor, Mechanical Engineering San José State University December, 2015   Read more...

Advanced Transit Systems – Necessary Industry Steps for Further Deployments


January 5, 2016

By Walter Kulyk, P.E.   Proponents of Advanced Transit (AT) system deployments must take bolder and newer steps to help deploy more and better AT sys Read more...

PRESS RELEASE FROM PODARIS


December 7, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: A British company, Podaris Ltd., has announced the first public release of their online transport-planning software, which include Read more...

Proposals for Driverless connections between Stockholm and Lidingö Centre


November 30, 2015

By Göran Tegnér, Transek Company   The municipality of Lidingö is an island northeast of Stockholm inner city with 45,000 inhabitants Read more...

Greetings to the Naysayers !


October 30, 2015

    Article by Alexander Kyllmann       Do you think Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) sounds cool but wil Read more...

WORKSHOP – Transit Vehicle Technology and Their Impact on Sustainable Transport TVT 2016


October 27, 2015

23- 24 April, 2016 - Rome, Italy In conjunction with Read more...

Room To Move


October 7, 2015

Article by Will Ackel Read more...

A Very Brief History of Automation in Transportation


October 6, 2015

Article by : Wayne D. Cottrell, Ph.D. California State University, Long Beach.   Excitement, discussions, and progress continue w Read more...

Technix 2016: Envision Automated Transit (EAT)


September 24, 2015

Hosts: Advanced Transit Association (ATRA), University of Maryland Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT), & Southern Illinois University (SIU)   D Read more...

Getting ATN Systems Developed and Built In America


September 9, 2015

by Dick Gronning. In order to figure out why new transportation systems haven’t come into use since the 1970s, when PRT first came on the s Read more...

The California Infrastructure Institute (CALII)


August 27, 2015

The California Infrastructure Institute (CALII) is a non-profit corporation formed in the public interest to be a catalyst for collaboration between governments, Read more...

Letter to the Editor of San Jose Mercury News – August 14, 2015


August 26, 2015

letter to the Editor of:  San Jose Mercury News August 14, 2015 It's troubling when elected officials who make transportation decisions misrepresent adva Read more...

The Missing Links for a Sustainable Future


July 14, 2015

by Chair Rod Diridon, Sr., US High Speed Rail Association, Emeritus Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute,Chair Read more...

TRB 95th Annual Meeting: Call for Papers


June 9, 2015

Key Considerations for Automated/Driverless Vehicles on the Airport Terminal and Ground Transportation Network The Standing Committee on Airports Term Read more...

Passenger Transport has been changed by ATN Systems


June 8, 2015

Since 1999 Robbert Lohmann, together with 2Getthere, has completely changed the market for automatic passenger transport. In the past, large vehicles follow Read more...

The winner of the first annual Martin Lowson paper award


The winner of the first annual Martin Lowson paper award is: Monica Zarafu, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. Due to the generous support from the Lowson family, an annual student paper award has been established. The late Martin L Read more...

Beyond Traffic – Choosing the Future


May 19, 2015

A new white paper from ATRA has been published. Beyond Traffic - Choosing the Future has been developed in order to bring attention to Read more...

Webinar: Where are automated transit networks now?


May 6, 2015

Date: May 20th at 15.00pm UTC/GMT The webinar will address where advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and group Read more...

SIU Students Design Multi-Modal Station


April 30, 2015

Thanks to the efforts of Ron Swenson and INIST (International Institute of Sustainable Transportation), the fourth year architecture students at SIU (Southern Illinois University) are designing a multi-modal station for downtown Santa Cruz. The s Read more...

ATRA Pulse newsletter


April 29, 2015

ATRA Pulse is the newsletter of ATRA. It was formally known as Transit Pulse. ATRA Pulse is now available to download here: www.advancedtransit.org/newsroom/newsletter You can s Read more...

ATRA webinar video


ATRA IG held a webinar titled “What to plan for when planning for Automated Transit Networks” on April 22, 2015. Speakers were David Watkins, Arup; David Little, Lea + Elliott and Peter Muller, PRT Consulting. The webinar lasted one hour and a Read more...

Podcar City 9: Invitation for Presenters Abstracts


March 27, 2015

Podcar City 9 November 4-6, 2015: Invitation for Presenters Abstracts due April 30 Podcar City 9 is the go-to event for the Automated Transit Networks co Read more...

What to plan for when planning for Automated Transit Networks


March 24, 2015

Date: April 22nd at 15.00pm UTC/GMT The webinar is to discuss the key aspects of assessing whether advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) are a fit with the application’s re Read more...

The First Annual Martin Lowson Paper Award


March 4, 2015

$500.00 paper award DUE BY March 31, 2015 Due to the generous support from the Lowson family, an annual student paper award has been established. The late Martin Lowson was the visionary behind the ATN system at Heathrow airport. Read more...

$4B for 4 BART stations OR $2B for 100 ATN stations?


February 25, 2015

by Rob Means The $4000M (million) price tag of burrowing a tunnel under San Jose for BART is too costly financially, and draws resources away from other transit options. The projected 55,000 passengers/day service level in 2045 is too small relati Read more...

2014 Florida Automated Vehicles Summit


February 13, 2015

Stan Young, ATRA Past President On Dec 15 and 16, 2014 I attended the 2014 Florida Automated Vehicle Summit workshop located Read more...

The New ATRA


January 27, 2015

The ATRA board meeting on January 10 was filled with new enthusiasm. Shannon Sanders McDonald announced yet another new Academic Council member (the University of Utah) and Alain Kornhauser encouraged us to budge Read more...

ATRA welcomes ModuTram


January 11, 2015

ATRA is proud to welcome ModuTram as a member of ATRA: "MODUTRAM develops, integrates and markets automated transport systems offering innovative, effective and sustainable mobility. Based in Read more...

Korean ATN Development


December 8, 2014

An unmanned "mini-tram" has been developed by the Korea Railroad Research Institute. They unveiled a full scale prototype at their offices in Euiwang, on the southern outskirts of Seoul, in November. According to a report by Arirang News the mini Read more...

ATRA Technix 2015


November 13, 2014

Technix — the annual mini-conference before the annual Business Meeting — will take place on Saturday, January 10 at the University of Maryland’s CATT facility, located a short but confusing walk from the College Park metro station. Doors w Read more...

ATRA’s Fundraising Drive


November 3, 2014

2014 has been another active year for Advanced Transit. We look forward to 2015 to continue to help shepherd automation into public mobility. We will continue with traditional activities, starting with the Technix meeting on Saturday, January 10 and Read more...

ATRA Academic Council


August 30, 2014

Several years ago ATRA formed a Academic Research Committee. For 2014, this effort is moving forward as an Academic Council (AC). Its vision, mission and membership fees and benefits are listed below. Sensing much new interest in advanced transit, AC Read more...

Automated Transit Networks paper from ATRA


August 29, 2014

Implementing Automated Transit Network Solutions, Principal Considerations is a new paper f Read more...

The First Annual Martin Lowson Paper Award


August 9, 2014

In honor of the inventor of the first commercial PRT system $500.00 paper award ATRA fosters the development of automation and networking to advance the quality and sustainability of transportation, particularly for our urban areas. ATRA Read more...

ATRA Webinar


June 16, 2014

The ATRA webinar "Public Transit Complemented" is now available to view on our videos page or on our  Read more...

ATRA Customer Forum


The ATRA forum is where members of ATRA can answer your questions relating to Automated Transit Networks if you have, or are considering gaining, an ATN system. So if you have any questions or queries for us then please head over to Read more...

Workshop Invitation


May 28, 2014

Envisioning Automated Vehicles within the Built Environment: 2020, 2035, 2050. Friday July 18th, 2014 - Hyatt Regency SF Airport. Geared to Staff from Metropolitan Planning Organizations, County Transportation Agencies, and other Read more...

Webinar: Public Transport Complemented


May 2, 2014

We would like to invite you to join the webinar organised by the Advanced Transit Association Industry Group (ATRA IG) on May 29th 2014 at 15:00 UK. The webinar is entitled ‘Public Transport Complemente Read more...

ModuTram Test Track


February 19, 2014

The ModuTram test track at the WTC Morelos Convention Centre in Mexico is now fully operational. See more pictures here. Read more...

2014 Membership Fees


If you haven't done so already please pay your ATRA fees for this year. Payment Methods - Via PayPal on our Read more...

PRT at Heathrow – Two Years On


December 3, 2013

The success of the Heathrow Pods demonstrates the feasibility of PRT as a way forward for 'last mile' solutions. "Heathrow Terminal 5’s ‘Pods’ Read more...

Trial of Driverless Pods on the Pavements of Milton Keynes


November 5, 2013

Milton Keynes, a city so futuristic it was used as a filming location for Superman IV, has been selected for a trial of 100 driverless pods in 2015. Devised by the Automotive Council UK Read more...

ATRA Technix 2014


October 8, 2013

ATRA’s Technix will be on Saturday, Jan 11 9:30-5pm. Registration is $35 for ATRA members, $55 for non-members. Registration includes light breakfast and lunch. Online registration is available Read more...

City of Rzeszów PRT Project


October 4, 2013

The City of Rzeszow in South East Poland has announced that it is to seek funding from the EU for an advanced transportation project includin Read more...

Polish PRT System Announced


Warsaw University of Technology displayed its new PRT technology at the recent Eco – Mobility conference in Rzeszów. The three year development Read more...

Transportation Conference


September 13, 2013

The Innovations In Sustainable Transportation Conference will be held in Broomfield, Colorado, October 10-11, 2013. Speakers include ATRA's Peter Muller - the president of PRT Consulting. See more on Read more...

Research and Development Roles


August 26, 2013

The California DMV’s Research and Development Branch in Sacramento is currently recruiting for two open research positions. Further information may be found  Read more...

Podcar City Conference 7


August 6, 2013

ATRA has participated in the first six annual Podcar City conferences organised by the Stockhol Read more...

Network RUS: Alternative Solutions


Network Rail have published a Route Util Read more...

Attitudes Towards Personal Rapid Transport in the US


July 4, 2013

Traditionally PRT has found many opponents in the US possibly, in part, due to the expensive failure of the Raytheon Company's PRT 2000 transportation syst Read more...

PRT Systems Proposed in Tel Aviv and Florianópolis


The Regional Secretary of Florianópolis, Mr Renato Hinnig, has met with ULTra Global PRT's commer Read more...

Martin Lowson 1938-2013 – founder of ULTra Global PRT


June 20, 2013

It is with great sorrow that we learnt of the death of the inventor and entrepreneur Martin Lowson. For over 15 years Martin has been a driving force behind Read more...

PRT Systems Proposed in India and the US


May 29, 2013

PRT systems are currently being considered in both Shimla, India and Greenville in South Carolina. The Himachal Pradesh government is looking for a solution Read more...

An English garden welcome at Heathrow


May 14, 2013

Heathrow has partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to bring the best in traditional English gardens Read more...

Heathrow plans include PRT expansion


February 28, 2013

Heathrow Airport Limited’s business plan for the next five years (April 2014-2019, also known as Q6) includes an additional Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. The Read more...

2013 Membership


December 27, 2012

With 2013 around the corner, it is time to renew your ATRA membership. Whether you are an individual or a company, ATRA unites professionals with an interest in advanced transit. Individuals: - Full Membership: $50 - Student Membership: $35 - L Read more...

Technix 2013 in D.C.


Preceeding the Annual Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C., ATRA is organizing it’s Technix on Sunday, January 13. Please join the professional Read more...

Suncheon Update


November 5, 2012

In recent months, real progress has been made in South Korea’s Suncheon Bay concerning the construction of the necessary infrastructure for Vectus’ much anticipate Read more...

Princeton Study


April 3, 2012

For the past 5 years Princeton University, the Boro of Princeton and Princeton Township have been engaged in discussions related to the University's expansion plan Read more...

March 22: ATN Seminar


March 14, 2012

On March 22 David Holdcroft and David Little will be speakers at the Automated Transit Network seminar. The seminar will be held at the University of Read more...

World’s largest urban PRT system announced


December 14, 2011

The Punjab Government has awarded a contract for the world’s first urban Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) system in Amritsar, India to Ultra Fairwood. At pe Read more...

ULTra Perfomance Report


December 8, 2011

The Ultra system at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 opened on the 18th April 2011 and at the end of November had operated for a total of 4,595 hours, carrying over 200,000 pas Read more...

Masdar Year 1


December 1, 2011

On November 27th the first year of Operations and Maintenance of the PRT system at Masdar City was concluded. Over the year the system carried over 230.000 passeng Read more...

Morgantown Tour


November 29, 2011

Morgantown won a PRT design contest in 1968 and received a large federal grant to complete the project. Despite being very popular with the students of the town, Read more...

Allan Gregory


November 25, 2011

Interview with Allan Gregory, Surface Access Director at Heathrow Airport. "Many people are often surprised that BAA is a supporter of rail, we see air and rail as bei Read more...

Masdar Analysis


November 20, 2011

Simulation-based analysis of Personal Rapid Transit System in Masdar City. For this thesis an interim but critical stage of the network phasing was chosen for simu Read more...

The Jetson Jetset


November 18, 2011

The Jetson jetset: Heathrow's Personal Rapid Transit pods. Jumbo jets pass narrowly overhead and there's gridlock on the road below as my white, plastic pod progresses Read more...

Podcar Conference Stockholm


September 19, 2011

During the recent Podcar Conference the industry gathered to discuss the recent developments and progress. Over the three days there were multiple presentations on both the systems in realization and operation as well as new concepts being develo Read more...

How to Build a Greener City


The Wall Street Journal includes Personal Rapid Transit as part of the Green City of the future. "There's going to have to be new forms of energy, new ways of delivering energy and new forms of infrastructure," says Warren Karlenzig, president of Read more...

Heathrow Pods


Heathrow Airport has today officially unveiled its revolutionary new battery powered people movers ­– the Heathrow pods. Started in 2005, it has taken six years for the Heathrow pod to be built and has cost the airport €35m. Now it is comple Read more...

office in Silicon Valley

Dutch company 2getthere will use strategic Silicon Valley base to break into US market for automated transit systems.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 4 Jan 2017

PRT @ 99.7% since 2010

The driverless Masdar Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has functioned at over 99% efficiency since it began services 6 years ago!

Posted by: 2getthere
on 30 Nov 2016

2 Million Passenger Mark

On the eve of the driverless vehicles at Masdar City commencing the 7th year of operations, the system welcomed its 2 millionth passenger.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 16 Nov 2016

Amsterdam driverless vehicles

Commissioned by The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA), a multidisciplinary team consisting of UNStudio (architects/urban designers), Goudappel Coffeng (mobility consultants), Geophy (data specialists) and 2getthere (innovative mobility systems developers) has collaborated on a study that examines the future potential of the integration of infrastructure and city development around the area of Amsterdam’s A10 ring road and the Lelylaan a

Posted by: 2getthere
on 10 Nov 2016

Prince Charles driverless

Britain’s Prince Charles visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, yesterday, arriving with our Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) driverless vehicle.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 9 Nov 2016

Driverless Parkshuttle

The world’s first driverless vehicle, the ParkShuttle at business park Rivium in the city of Capelle aan den IJssel (the Netherlands) will continue operations for at least 2 more years. The Metropolitan region Rotterdam The Hague (MRDH) confirmed the extension until late 2018 of the concession of operator Connexxion last week. The city of Capelle aan den IJssel has voiced the intent to renew the system and expand it once the concession runs out

Posted by: 2getthere
on 9 Nov 2016

Innovation Roadshow

This October the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) roadshow is visiting 7 cities and counties in Taiwan, showcasing Dutch innovations. As part of the roadshow, 2getthere’s local agent Land Network, presents on automated transit systems, providing sustainable mobility for more liveable cities.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 27 Oct 2016

Insights in driverless transit

Earlier today 2getthere hosted ‘insights in driverless transit’ at business park Rivium in the City of Capelle aan den IJssel, providing information about the key aspects related to the realization of automated vehicle systems.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 19 Sep 2016

New logo designs

Where our original logo features orange to recognize that we are a Duch entity, 2getthere Asia's logo features red to reflect SMRT and Singapore, while 2getthere Middle East features UAE green.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 27 Jul 2016

Insights in driverless transit

Preceeding InnoTrans in Berlin and PodcarCity in Antwerp, we would like to invite you to ‘Insights in driverless transit’ on the 19th of September in Capelle aan den IJssel in the Netherlands. The program consists of speakers from MRDH, SMRT, Ricardo Rail and 2getthere.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 19 Jul 2016

SMRT and UTS investment

SMRT International Pte Ltd (SMRT International) and United Technical Services (UTS) today announced their investments in 2 Getthere Holding B.V. (2getthere), a Netherlands-based company that designs and makes a family of Automated Vehicles (AV). SMRT International is acquiring a 20% stake worth €4 million (SGD 6 million) in 2getthere, while UTS is increasing its holding in 2getthere to 11% against the same valuation.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 30 Jun 2016

ATRA video automated vehicles

2getthere is a corporate member of ATRA and a founding member of the ATRA Industry Group, serving on the board and actively contributing to the activities. 2getthere believes that the knowledge on Automated Transit Networks, whether PRT or GRT, is still not widespread, requiring a pro-active approach providing information to customers (cities and developers), professionals (consultants and engineers) and the general public.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 23 May 2016

2getthere Asia Joint Venture

SMRT Services Pte. Ltd. (SMRT Services) and 2 Getthere Holding B.V. (2getthere) today announced a Joint Venture (JV) to market, supply and operate 2getthere’s Automated Vehicle systems in the Asia-Pacific region. In anticipation of the growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region for Automated Vehicles, SMRT Services and 2getthere are also working to deepen our strategic relationship with the view to better support the latter’s development and g

Posted by: 2getthere
on 20 Apr 2016

2getthere joins Connekt

On the eve of the European environmental and transit summit in Amsterdam, 2getthere has joined Connekt. With Connekt as an independent network uniting nearly 400 Dutch companies involved in mobility and logistics and 2getthere as the leading company in the field of autonomous transit systems, it is a good match.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 13 Apr 2016

Smart City Expo Taiwan

At the recent Smart City Expo in Taiwan, 2getthere contributed to a session on Smart Mobility with a presentation entitled 'Autonomous Vehicles Complementing Existing Transit'.

Posted by: 2getthere
on 3 Apr 2016

UTS takes a stake in 2getthere

Long time partner United Technical Services (UTS) with Omar Al Askari as CEO, has taken a stake in 2getthere, the leading supplier of innovative automated transit systems (amongst others the Masdar City PRT system) based in the Netherlands. In anticipation […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 25 Jan 2016

Research vulnerable road users

As a leading supplier of automated transit solutions, the Dutch company 2getthere will contribute its’ knowledge, skills and experience to the SafeVRU research program. SafeVRU will develop sensing, intent recognition, and vehicle control strategies for the interaction of automated vehicles with vulnerable road […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 18 Jan 2016

Masdar City operations extension

2getthere has been awarded the extension of the PRT maintenance & operation contract in Masdar City. Recently the Masdar City PRT system completed its fifth year of operations. After a record month in November (43.763 passengers), the system carried 37.845 passengers […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 8 Jan 2016

Masdar PRT record highs!

On November 27th the Masdar City PRT system completed its fifth year of operations, setting all time highs in number of passengers carried per month and per year, passenger growth and system availability. Since the start of operations on 28 […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 10 Dec 2015

2getthere in driverless cars research

As a leading company in the field of automated transport systems based on self driven vehicles, 2getthere will contribute its’ knowledge, skills and experience to the i-CAVE (integrated Cooperative Automated Vehicles) research program. This program will be led by the […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 30 Nov 2015

World ITS Congress

At the upcoming World ITS Congress in Bordeaux, France (http://itsworldcongress.com/), 2getthere will be contributing to the see PR16 –  Certification of automated road vehicles for urban public transport. The session is scheduled for Tuesday 6 October, 11:00 – 12:30 (HALL1 EXPO […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 29 Sep 2015

Eco-Mobility Conference

On September 24 Land Network and 2getthere presented at the 2015 Ecomobility Conference in Kaohsiung (Taiwan) sponsored by the Netherlands Trade and Innovation Office. The session included presentations from Ford, BASF and Blue Solutions (part of the French Bollore Group) […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 27 Sep 2015

Extension Taiwan agency agreement

Vivian Chien, CEO of Land Network and Carel van Helsdingen, CEO of 2getthere, formalized the extension of the agency agreement of Land Network for Taiwan for the next 2 years. 2getthere CEO Carel van Helsdingen: ‘Land Network has been very […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 17 Sep 2015

Strategic cooperation with SLTN

Eugene Tuijnman, CEO of SLTN Inter Access and Carel van Helsdingen, CEO of 2getthere, reconfirmed their strategic cooperation agreement 5 years after the initial agreement. The cooperation concerns the realization of 2getthere’s innovative automated people mover systems, with SLTN Inter […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Sep 2015

Enthusiastic India PM visit to Masdar

On August 17th India PM (Prime Minister) Modi visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, kicking off the visit by riding the PRT system supplied by 2getthere. For purpose of the visit the service of the PRT system had been reserved […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 17 Aug 2015

Partnering with Benteler

BENTELER Engineering Services, reliable engineering partner for the complete product life cycle, and 2getthere, developer of innovative transit systems, strengthen their partnership for the development of 2getthere’s automated people mover applications. Over the past few months the companies have already […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Jul 2015

All aboard the 3rd generation GRT

2getthere continues to lead the Automated Transit Networks industry with several major innovations being introduced in the 3rd generation Group Rapid Transit (GRT) system. The changes result directly from the experiences gathered with the existing Rivium system (the Netherlands) and […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 17 Jun 2015

ATRA webinar: June 17

Please join the webinar organized by the Advanced Transit Association Industry Group (ATRA IG) on June 17 at 1500 GMT (1000a EDT). The Webinar is entitled ‘Where is autonomous transit going next?’ and will address where advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 16 Jun 2015

ATRA Webinar: May 20

Date: May 20th at 15.00pm UTC/GMT The webinar will address where advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) are now. Ranging from the proven applications in operation for several years (Rivium, Masdar City […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 18 May 2015

Performance continued

The Masdar PRT system is currently in its 5th year of operations and continues its performance. Over the last 6 months the system has continously achieved a system availability exceeding 99,9%. The new high was established last month, April 2015, […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 6 May 2015

April 22 Webinar

What to plan for when planning for Automated Transit Networks Date: April 22nd at 15.00pm UTC/GMT The webinar is to discuss the key aspects of assessing whether advanced transit systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 14 Apr 2015

Hsinchu GRT signing

2getthere and Hsin-Chu Seamless Joint Co., Ltd. (Hsin-Jie) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 30th in regard to the realization of the Hsinchu GRT connection. The MOU is a next step towards the realization of the connection between the […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 30 Jan 2015

New GRT Design

As a preview to 2getthere’s 3rd generation Group Rapid Transit vehicle, the updated design for the vehicle is released today. The design of the 3rd generation is realized in close cooperation with Zagato Milano, the renowned Italian automotive design company. […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 17 Jan 2015

Operations into year 5

As of November 28, 2014 the operations of the PRT at Masdar City heads into its 5th year. The system continues to proof itself, achieving the highest system availability to date over the past 3 months of operation. At 99.96%, […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Nov 2014

GSP International Airport Considers New Shuttle Approach

The approach to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) winds along a manicured parkway through a forest before revealing a fountain with a view of the terminal in the background. Pass through the terminal and you will find yourself looking at a garden where you would expect to see parked aircraft. The airport’s emphasis on natural beauty is [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 20 Aug 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (Aug 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 1 Aug 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (July 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 2 Jul 2014

Singapore Partnership

At the start of the World Eco City Summit, leading transit operator SMRT Ltd’s subsidiary, SMRT International Pte Ltd and technology provider 2getthere signed an exclusive cooperation agreement for the introduction of 2getthere’s innovative driverless transit systems to Singapore. The […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 3 Jun 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (June 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 2 Jun 2014

1 million passenger-mark

On May 22nd at 13.55 hours, the PRT system at Masdar welcomed its 1 millionth passenger. ‘This milestone demonstrates the popularity of the technology being showcased at Masdar City,’ said Anthony Mallows, Director of Masdar City. ‘The PRT system has […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 30 May 2014

15 years co-operation

On May 20th United Technical Services (UTS) and 2getthere celebrated 15 years of co-operation. In May 1999 the first joint efforts between United Technical Services and 2getthere were made, marketing the innovative transit systems within the United Arab Emirates. With […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 22 May 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (May 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 5 May 2014

ATRA webinar: May 29

As founding member 2getthere would like to invite you to join the webinar organized by the Advanced Transit Association Industry Group (ATRA IG) on May 29th at 15.00hr (UK time). The webinar is entitled ‘Public Transport Complemented’ and will feature […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 29 Apr 2014

ATRA Board Meeting – Keynote Speech

ATRA Board Meeting – State of the Industry – 4/15/14 Outline Existing Projects Suppliers Potential Owners Technology Changes Is PRT Tipping? Existing Projects Masdar City recently announced expansion of the PRT system to the city center. Suncheon entered limited public service in August, 2103. It is scheduled to enter full public service this Sunday, April 20. Heathrow Airport included expansion of [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 16 Apr 2014

New to PRT

New to PRT by Kate Engel, Executive Assistant, PRT Consulting Before November 2013, ‘PRT’ was just an acronym I thought depicted the initials of my new boss.  When I was informed of its true meaning, visions of the old cartoon show ‘The Jetsons’ came to mind: sky vehicles hovering over cities, self-driving themselves to their [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 9 Apr 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (April 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 9 Apr 2014

Personal Rapid Transit News (March 2014)

Breaking news related to automated transit networks (ATN – an umbrella term for personal rapid transit (PRT) and group rapid transit (GRT) systems, also known as podcars), along with links where available. Reader beware: we publish links to articles that appear to be newsworthy, without concern as to whether or not they are for or [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 3 Mar 2014

Cross Kirkland Corridor Symposium Summary

By Kate Engel The Kirkland Symposium was held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 with good attendance.  The agenda consisted of a brief Welcome and Introductions by Darcy Nothnagle, Public Affairs and Government Relations Managers, Western Region, Google (in whose building the meeting took place).  She emphasized that Google promotes a ‘green’ environment and greatly supports the [...]

Posted by: PRT Consulting
on 25 Feb 2014

Masdar 3 year anniversary

On November 28th 2010 the Masdar City PRT application was the world’s first podcar system to open to the general public. Last week the system celebrated the completion of its third year of operation, having transported over 819,000 passengers during […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Dec 2013

Ultra Global and Taiwanese partners to carry out landmark study into Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

Ultra Global is delighted to announce that it has signed a contract with its partners China Engineering Consultants Inc (CECI) to carry out a feasibility study into the deployment of… Read the Rest→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 28 Nov 2013

Bloomberg TV Report on Pods including Ultra Global’s Heathrow pod

Ultra Global’s Heathrow pod Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system has been included in a short report by Technology Reporter Rachel Crane that asks the question ‘Are luxury pods the transportation… Read the Rest→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 27 Nov 2013

Arup Aviation News Article: ‘Personal Rapid Transport – (PRT) Two Years On at Heathrow’

Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) – Two years on at Heathrow. Has the project been successful and is PRT the way forward for the ‘last mile’ solutions? The pioneering technology which… Read the Rest→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 27 Nov 2013

Engineering & Technology Magazine video report on Heathrow pod and PRT

Representatives from Ultra, Heathrow Airport and Arup took part in a short film chronicling the benefits of the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system deployed at Heathrow and the potential for… Read the Rest→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 18 Nov 2013

Heathrow pod receives Green Apple award

Ultra Global and Heathrow Airport were delighted that the Heathrow pod was awarded a coveted International Green Apple Award in front of an international audience at a ceremony at the… Read the Rest→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 18 Nov 2013

UK Minister Lord Green Visits the Heathrow pod

Ultra Global were recently delighted to host Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment as he visited the company’s Heathrow pod personal rapid transit (PRT) system. In addition… Read the Rest→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 14 Oct 2013

iMobility Challenge

On September 11th 2getthere participated in the iMobility Challenge at the Valkenburg airstrip in the Netherlands. With the motto “intelligent mobility for Smart Cities” and the vision to demonstrate how European cities can be provided with smart, energy-efficient, low-pollution and safe […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 2 Oct 2013

Ultra Global take part in Open House London 2013

Over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd September Ultra Global threw open its doors to the public as part of the hugely successful Open House London event. The event… Read the Rest→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 26 Sep 2013

Heathrow Pod part of UKTI GREAT Campaign

Images from Ultra Global’s Heathrow pod personal rapid transit have been included within UK Trade and Investments (UKTI) ‘Britain is GREAT’ campaign. The promotion which is designed to showcase the… Read the Rest→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 26 Sep 2013

Professor Martin Lowson – The Times (12/08/13)

Aeronautical engineer of international renown who helped to develop the fastest helicopter in the world and pioneered driverless vehicles Professor Martin Lowson was a leading British engineer whose work in… Read the Rest→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 12 Aug 2013

Ultra Global feature in Channel 4 News report on UK economy

Ultra Global’s Heathrow pod system last night featured on a report broadcast on the Channel 4 News. The report put together by Economics Editor Faisal Islam coincided with the release… Read the Rest→

Posted by: Ultra Global PRT
on 25 Jul 2013

Brink reports on Masdar

Bloomberg Brink is a new original series exploring the revolutionaries, dreamers and disrupters reshaping the future of entire industries. As part of their series Bloomberg Brink also reports on Masdar and the PRT (starting 14 minutes into the report). From […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 15 May 2013

Podcar Forum Taiwan

On Friday March 8th 2getthere’s Taiwan based agent Land Network organized a highly successful mini-conference entitled Podcar Rapid Transit Forum. The forum was visited by over 100 professionals, representing counties, communities, ministries as well as investors, universities and media. The […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 22 Mar 2013

Masdar Pods in Wild Arabia

‘Wild Arabia explores the amazing contrasts and remarkable people that make Arabia so intoxicating.’ The BBC show Wild Arabia also includes a report on the Masdar development – and the automated PRT system part of it. In episode 3, Shifting […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 12 Mar 2013

Sustainability award

Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, awarded Masdar first prize in the category of Mobility Management of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transportation. Yousef Baselaib, Director of Business Support, and Zuha Moussa, Head of […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Feb 2013

500.000 passengers

On November 20th 2012, just two years after the official opening of the PRT system at Masdar City, the system welcomed its 500.000 passenger. An important milestone for Masdar and the PRT system, showing the great appeal of the development […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 20 Nov 2012

Fully Charged visits Masdar

Fully Charged is a weekly video podcast from the creator of ‘Carpool,’ Robert Llewellyn. The show takes a look at the realities of using electric vehicles, looking behind the myths, seeking the truth about electric cars. Llewellyn launched his original […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 24 Oct 2012

Total Recall’s Robotaxi

Popular Mechanics features 8 Sci-Fi gadgets from movies that are becoming reality, with 2getthere’s podcars at Masdar being compared to the robotaxi from Total Recall. According to Popular Mechanics ‘many of the fantastic creations from the most famous summer movie […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 20 Jul 2012

Passenger Growth

The application at Masdar has been operational for over 15 months now, with the passenger number still increasing. February 2012 marked the most passengers using the system to date, even though no special events were organized at Masdar during this […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 5 Mar 2012

40 year UAE: Dancing Pods

On December 2nd the 40th UAE National Day was celebrated. The celebration reflected on ‘the spirit that ties us together, the Spirit of the Union that enables millions of people to coexist and build lives together. The Spirit of the […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 23 Feb 2012

Royals travels in style

On Monday January 9th Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, along with Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Prinses Maxima, attended a round-table conference at Masdar City. The visit started with a trip with the 2getthere supplied PRT system towards […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 10 Jan 2012

Rivium Resumed

On Monday December 5th the operations of the ParkShuttle at business park Rivium, in the City of Capelle aan den IJssel, were resumed. After a significant delay resulting from the construction works adjacent to the track, we are happy the […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 6 Dec 2011

Masdar Year 1 Review

On November 27th the first year of Operations and Maintenance of the PRT system at Masdar City was concluded. Over the year the system carried over 230.000 passengers, including VIPs such as His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 1 Dec 2011

Passenger 200.000

On the early morning (7:38hr) of October 20th the Masdar PRT application carried its 200.000th passsenger since the opening on November 28th, 2010. Nearly His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, in the […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 20 Oct 2011

Masdar VIP Visit

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces visited Masdar on October 19th. Accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 20 Oct 2011

Market@Masdar Again!

Masdar City announced ‘The Market@Masdar City’, a family-focused street fair and organic market, will be organized again on October 28th. The market offers Abu Dhabi residents a glimpse at life in one of the world’s must sustainable, urban developments. The […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 11 Oct 2011

Wall Street Journal: Green City PRT

The Wall Street Journal of Monday September 12th featured 2getthere’s PRT system (with picture) as part of the broader article ‘How to Build a Greener City’. The interesting article details options ranging from garbage collection, small wind turbines to transportation […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 13 Sep 2011

Podcar Conference Stockholm

The 5th Podcar City Conference (PCCC5) will be held on September 6-8, 2011 at Stockholm Waterfront Conference Center. Conference Presenters are the Institute for Sustainable Transportation (IST), Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) and Kompass, a network for local authorities interested in […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 29 Aug 2011

Taiwan Agent: Land Network

As a result of the publicity for the system and the operations at Masdar City and Rivium, more and more people world wide are getting interested in the concept of Personal Rapid Transit. The mode is seen as a way […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 21 Jul 2011

PRT an enticing reason

The International Council on Innovation in Higher Education (ICIE) visited  Abu Dhabi and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in June 2010, with professor Maureen Sheehan Paparella (Director of Information Technology) making a follow up visit in March 2011. […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 29 May 2011

Marketable Success

The first edition of the Market@Masdar on April 29th was a marketable success. During the day it is estimated that between 6,000 and 8,000 residents of Abu Dhabi visited the sustainable development. The PRT system carried nearly 3,600 passengers that […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 10 May 2011

Stazione Futura

Stazione Futuro is the exhibition that tells of the Italy of the years to come. A hypertechnological future full of surprises, yet very close to us and already largely ready to be told. This is because, shut away in important […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 21 Apr 2011

Construction at Rivium

The construction works of the new P+R facility at metro Station Kralingse Zoom, also the starting point of the ParkShuttle service towards business park Rivium, are entering the next phase. As a result of the works using the track of […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 14 Apr 2011

The Market@Masdar City

Masdar City today announced the launch of ‘The Market@Masdar City,’ a family-focused street fair and organic market that will offer Abu Dhabi residents a glimpse at life in one of the world’s must sustainable, urban developments. The event will be […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 12 Apr 2011

Rivium Works

The business park Rivium operations are currently facing an increased number of passengers daily as a result of building works adjacent to the track. Due the construction of a new parking facility, the bike path and walkway adjacent to the […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 15 Mar 2011

Masdar Operations

The Masdar PRT system was taken into operation on Sunday November 28th. The system is operational 18 hours a day (between 06.00hr and 00.00hr). The system operates on demand, with a minimum of 7 vehicles operational during all peak hours. […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 26 Feb 2011

2getthere @ APM2011 (Paris)

The 13th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Transit Systems will be held in Paris, Palais des Congrès, from May 22 to 26, 2011. This conference APM-ATS 2011 is the appointment of worldwide professionals who want to share their […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 5 Feb 2011

Prince of Podcars

In the most recent edition of Spectrum, 2getthere’s Chief Service Engineer, is featured in the Dream Job’s section: As the project’s chief service engineer, Duiser troubleshoots the cars’ electrical, mechanical, air-conditioning, and wireless networking systems. With mere weeks left before […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 28 Jan 2011

Passenger Terminal Exhibition

Passenger Terminal EXPO provides the most significant opportunity for airport and airline industries to debate issues and form business relationships on a global scale. 2011 will be the 17th international conference and exhibition for  terminal design, management, security and technology. […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 15 Jan 2011

Daventry Conference

This international seminar aims to raise awareness of innovative public transport, specifically Personal and Group Rapid Transit. It will disseminate the results of Daventry’s involvement in the NICHES+ (EC) project and promote the position of Daventry as the site for […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 3 Jan 2011

PRT@CNN

Recently the program Future Cities of CNN visited Masdar, detailing the initiatives taken here – including 2getthere’s PRT system. Future Cities gives us an inside look at how cities are adapting to tomorrow’s challenges. For the video please click the […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 20 Nov 2010

Freight Transit

At Masdar City 2getthere is also introcuding the concept of Freight Rapid Transit (FRT). The FRT vehicles now still are flatbed vehicles, as they still need to be equipped with their load handling mechanism. Orginally envisioned as being a roller […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 5 Jun 2010

Transportation Tomorrow

During the recent World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi Sam Lissner and Peter Rose extensively documented the PRT effort being installed at Masdar City as part of their project Mobility Tomorrow (masters thesis for the NYU Center for Global […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 23 Mar 2010

Coolest Green Innovation

After the recent World Future Energy Summit 2getthere’s CyberCab PRT system has been named the coolest green innovation. During the WFES one of the 1st series vehicles was on display at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, while a 2nd […]

Posted by: 2getthere
on 21 Jan 2010