Saturday, December 18, 2010

Twitter Reveals Morgantown WVU Personal Rapid Transit's Frequent Breakdowns

Follow the timeline of service SNAFU's on WVUDOT's Twitter account. We learn for instance, that despite a heated guideway, the so-called WVU PRT has difficulty handling "winter conditions":

due to weather conditions the prt is falling in and out of service, bus support is available at all stations. (Dec. 16 @ 12:32pm)

But, this tweet is especially ironic considering all the hype about PRT being more reliable than conventional transit because pods are computerized:

More recent PRT fiascos:

Masdar and Heathrow PRT Still Not Happening.

The Pawlenty administration wasted at least $150,000 on personal rapid transit .

PRT Conference Newsletter & Website Features PRT Plan by Convicted Felon.

PRT is so not happening at Heathrow.

Daventry says "Pods Off!".

Video: Bill James Pitches Jpods Resolution to Hennepin County.

Federal Funding Nixed for Winona Personal Rapid Transit Project

Taxi 2000 lobbyist and Bachmann pal Ed Cain also lobbied for the phony U.S. Navy Veterans Association charity.

ULTra PRT Heathrow Debut Postponed a Fourth Time.

No $25 million earmark for PRT pork project in Winona, Minnesota.

The Swedish/Korean PRT prototype malfunctioned recently in front of the media.

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