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During the s, Boeing deed personal rapid transit PRT system rubber-tired, electrically powered vehicles that were silent and emission free.
The cars traveled on computerized concrete guideways. During busy times, they had a scheduled route, but otherwise they arrived according to passenger request. Essentially, the system allowed vehicles to wait for people rather than forcing people to wait for vehicles.
The concept started inwhen President John F. Kennedy asked the U. The same year, the International Oceanic Exposition opened in Kobe, Japan, with a similar Boeing-deed personal rapid transit system. Although this effort did not lead to further contracts, it did lead to improvements to the still-rolling Morgantown system.
Morgantown cars serve five stations on an 8. Powered by electric motors, the computer-driven cars arrive at a station within five minutes of a passenger swiping a West Virginia University student, faculty or staff ID card. Others can ride for 50 cents. Boeing provided a software upgrade inbut because of its age, the Morgantown system has become increasingly difficult to maintain.
A shrinking market for replacement parts has ificantly increased replacement costs. Ina system modernization master plan was established to make PRT system upgrades by refurbishing some systems and replacing others. Historical Snapshot. Technical Specifications. Personal Rapid Transit System. Entered service July 20, Description Computer-controlled individual rectangular cars with rubber wheels on a concrete guideway Length 15 feet 6 inches Width 6 feet 8 inches Empty weight 8, pounds Body Fiberglass Top speed 30 mph Capacity 8 people seated, 13 standing Guideway Elevated and at grade reinforced concrete and steel Power rail volts, three-phase electric Interface Wayside communications using embedded inductive loops.
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