HD11 - The Viability of Personal Rapid Transit in Virginia Report

Executive Summary:
Currently, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is not aware of any Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system in commercial service worldwide, and analysis by industry experts indicates that additional research and development must be undertaken before such service could be implemented. If the Commonwealth considers pursuing a PRT application in Virginia, careful consideration should be given to the limitations of the technology available today and the likelihood that additional research, development and funding would be required in order to provide a sustainable personal transit system.

This report provides a definition of PRT, considerations for implementation in Virginia, three case studies on PRT and a discussion on the potential application of PRT in Virginia.