"Hopefully, with a new administration in 2013, more sensibility will prevail and we'll all have our opportunities. "
There are two PRT-supporting presidential candidates in the running for the GOP nomination, Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty.
Phoenix Woman has a good post on the pod people at FDL.
I'm guessing there's going to be an uptick in the amount of PRT promotion and publicity in the run-up to the next session of the Minnesota Legislature. Look for one or more PRT pork projects to be included in the bonding bill. Here's a Minneapolis pod event planned for this month:
Start: Aug 15 2011 11:00 am
This annual week-long, public event will be held August 15 - 19 in the Crystal Court of the IDS Center, in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Building Community Exhibition offers a sneak peek at the future of our urban communities. There will be scale models, renderings, computer animations and multi-media displays of planned, ongoing, and recently completed construction projects that are shaping our urban communities. The Advanced Transit Association is teaming up with Citizens for Personal Rapid Transiti (www.cprt.org) for this exhibition. On Thursday, August 18 the Building Communities Exhibition is hosting "Transportation Day." This day features a noontime speaker session, where an ATRA representative will give a presentation along side other predominant transportation policy-makers.
Will PRT lobbyist Mark Olson, CPRT member Dean Zimmermann be there to answer questions?
Recent Pod Flops and Fiascos:
Petulant PRT promoters acting up again.
Skytran in Detroit? Meet Skytran CEO.
Another Crackpot Personal Rapid Transit Proposal Bites the Dust (Almelo)
Strange Minnesota industry - 3 Proposed PRT Projects, 6 PRT Companies and 2 PRT Lobbyists.
Former Rep. Mark Olson Returns to Capitol as a lobbyist for would-be PRT vendor proposing $100 million pod project in Coon Rapids.
The CPRT table at U of M Jobs Fair. Convicted felon is spokesman for the CPRT.
Daventry citizens say "Pods Off" to PRT TWICE!
Duluth News Tribune article about Taxi 2000 trying to restart Duluth pod project - hilarious comments.
The Pawlenty administration wasted thousands of taxpayers' dollars promoting personal rapid transit .
PRT is so not happening at Heathrow.
Pod people invade Newport News ( the article quotes retired professor Vukan Vuchic)
Bizarre hearing for wacky Jpods proposal for Hull, Massachusetts. Video: Bill James Pitches Jpods Resolution to Hennepin County.
Taxi 2000 Corporation spent nearly $80K on lobbying in Minnesota in 5 years. Taxi 2000 lobbyist and Bachmann pal Ed Cain also lobbied for the phony U.S. Navy Veterans Association charity.
Federal Funding Nixed for Winona Personal Rapid Transit Project
The Swedish/Korean PRT prototype malfunctioned in front of the media.
The Masdar PRT (actually computer-guided golf carts that follow magnets imbedded in the roadway) has been scaled way back, This setback got a mention in the NY Times and confirmed in this Bloomberg article. New post-mortem: "Masdar City Abandons Transportation System of the Future".
The so-called Morgantown PRT (not a true PRT system) was the subject of a student newspaper editorial after a malfunction created a "fireball" and filled a vehicle with smoke. The cost of fixing the Morgantown boondoggle is $93 million. Twitter Reveals Morgantown WVU Personal Rapid Transit's Frequent Breakdowns.