About Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit (CPRT)

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What is Personal Rapid Transit?

Personal Rapid Transit is a mass transit system where: A passenger rents an entire vehicle, not just a seat. Every ride is an express to your destination with no stops unless you ask for it. All stations are offline stations, allowing your vehicle to pass other vehicles that are dropping of their passengers. There are numerous ways to implement Personal Rapid Transit, making the most customizable mass transit solution available.

Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit (CPRT) is an educational nonprofit providing services that help to move our nation toward better mobility, one person at a time. 

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Why Are Our Efforts Important?

The technology exists to revolutionize urban transportation. Our cities grow steadily more congested. Public transportation is judged as unusable by over 95% of the traveling public. Elected officials continue to spend $Billions on more of the same because you’ve never asked for better. It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe you should demand better. We’re here to show you that a better way exists, is fully feasible  and can be readily built today. PRT was invented in the United States and is already being built in other places around the world For example, it has been an every day reality at Heathrow Airport in England for years.

Demand for better technologies like Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) has to come from the voting public. Education is key – That’s our job. It is important that we, the public, demand more effective Public Transit. That’s why we’re here. Join us!

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What Projects Are Under Way?

  • Onsite presentations designed to inform a general audience about PRT to all sizes of organizations and groups.
  • Online webinars that educate and inform a wide audience about the benefits of PRT as compared to existing transit solutions.
  • Crowd funding project for developing a video simulation that demonstrates how PRT systems work.
  • Seeking $3 million city investment to leverage a $30 million private commitment to build a fully functional test track.
  • Developing a student/intern project to create a small simulation model of PRT. 
  • Requesting grant support for the production of a 30 minute TV program on Personal Rapid Transit. 
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How Do We Go About It?

CPRT attends transportation related public and professional events to address concerns about the ineffectiveness of current Public Transit and to introduce the concepts of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT). We outreach directly to the public through interaction on our PRTnow.com website as well as onsite presentations to various industries, communities, and city design groups.

We also meet with elected officials to introduce them to the concepts of Personal Rapid Transit. CPRT’s website (PRTnow.com) provides a place for people to find out more about Personal Rapid Transit. Explore more.

Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit (CPRT) is a grass-roots organization that believes Personal Rapid Transit can solve a majority of the transportation needs for most people.

 

Not just those without choice due to economic limitations, but all of us wishing to make our travel more relaxing, cut down on the stress in our lives, reduce security and safety risks, and optimize the efficiency of our desire to get from one place to another. We are more about mobility than about transportation, with a focus on solving – not mass transit, but rather ‘personal’ transportation needs. We recognize that ‘hub and spoke’ modeling, which has been the core for transit design throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, does not support our 21st century needs for being more mobile. The things that encouraged the old model for transportation, including shopping or working downtown is quickly disappearing. And because public transit systems are becoming more expensive to build and operate, we have to concede that the old way of getting around does not work anymore. Thus, to attract significant additional ridership into the idea of mass transit, has to become an ‘individual’ focus, not a collective one. This means that buses and light rail can no longer compete with the changing status of mobility, especially with the independent status that people continue to want; and to-date which only the automobile can provide. But PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) can.  Join us to learn more.

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION HAS ARRIVED

CPRT.org is a grassroots organization of Citizens (C) who recognize that Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) can solve most transportation needs for people of any economic stature. We are about educating, designing, and implementing high quality efficient transit that creates higher levels of freedom and mobility for all. JOIN US at our meetups! Check out http://PRTnow.com to learn more.

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Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit (CPRT) is a grass-roots organization that believes Personal Rapid Transit can solve a majority of the transportation needs for most people. Not just those without choice due to economic limitations, but all of us wishing to make our travel more relaxing, cut down on the stress in our lives, reduce security and safety risks, and optimize the efficiency of our desire to get from one place to another.

We recognize that ‘hub and spoke’ modeling, which has been the core for transit design throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, does not support our 21st century needs for being more mobile. The things that encouraged the old model for transportation, including shopping or working downtown is quickly disappearing.

And because public transit systems are becoming more expensive to build and operate, we have to concede that the old way of getting around does not work anymore. This means that buses and light rail can no longer compete with the changing status of mobility, especially with the independent status that people continue to want; and to-date which only the automobile can provide.

Thus, to attract significant additional ridership into the idea of mass transit, it has to become an ‘individual’ focus, not a collective one. But PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) can. That’s why CPRT members are more about mobility than about transportation, with a focus on solving mass transit by creating personalized transportation needs geared toward each individual. Done within a healthy society of collectively shared solutions, PRT supports this to happen!

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