PRT statewide application: The conceptual design of a transit system capable of serving essentially all daily trips

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Abstract

While the State of New Jersey has an extensive commuter railroad, light rail and express and local bus systems, these transit systems serve only 5% of the State's daily work trips and a substantially smaller percentage of the daily non-walking trips. While extensive, these systems are incapable of offering competitive service to the diverse bulk of everyday trips that are spatially and temporally distributed throughout the state. Consequently, these trips are served by the ubiquity and efficient connectivity afforded by the state's roadway system through the use of on-demand personal automobiles. This paper describes attempts to conceptually design a statewide transit system that would afford automobile-like service ubiquitously to essentially all daily non-walking trips. Technologically, the transit system is an area-wide Automated Transit Network (ATN) of auto-sized vehicles offering personalized on-demand non-stop service between all stations, commonly known as a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. Presented is one state-wide design consisting of 8,099 stations interconnected by 16,926 kilometers of one-way guideway in which 215,000 vehicles serve 25 million daily trips.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrban Public Transportation Systems 2013 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Urban Public Transportation Systems
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages357-368
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780784413210
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event3rd International Conference on Urban Public Transportation Systems 2013 - Paris, France
Duration: Nov 17 2013Nov 20 2013

Publication series

NameUrban Public Transportation Systems 2013 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Urban Public Transportation Systems

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Urban Public Transportation Systems 2013
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period11/17/1311/20/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transportation

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    Kornhauser, A. L. (2013). PRT statewide application: The conceptual design of a transit system capable of serving essentially all daily trips. In Urban Public Transportation Systems 2013 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Urban Public Transportation Systems (pp. 357-368). (Urban Public Transportation Systems 2013 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Urban Public Transportation Systems). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413210.032