Rapid Transit presentation October 11th, 12th and 13th in Ottawa. No more
Science Fiction, Come and see a genuine operational model.
Want to do something about higher gas prices,
pollution and Global Warming? We do
not have to create waste and congestion moving a ton to move a person.
We can invent better solutions, especially for repetitive travel.
Congested, highly repetitive travel can be
automated at a great savings. PRT
(Personal Rapid Transit) is a physical version of the Internet. People get in the vehicle, tell the computer where they want
to go and it takes them there. As
elevators provide access within a building, PRT is a network “horizontal
elevators” providing access between buildings.
As a candidate for mayor I invite you to see an
example of PRT, JPods:
University of Ottawa, in front of the Faculty of
Engineering 11 October 2006 (for students and staff)
Carleton University, McKenzie court yard 12 October
2006 (for students and staff)
Intersection of Wellington and Elgin St. 13 October
2006 (public and media)
Presentations will be held in the morning and
afternoons for all 3 dates.
Its designer, Bill James from Minnesota, will
present this working prototype of JPods. Combining
roller coaster mechanics with computer controls creates a physical network that
automates personal travel at a faction of the energy, accidents, congestion and
pollution costs. To learn more about JPODs please visit web site: http://www.jpods.com
PRT It is like having a chauffeured car at everyone’s disposal. There is no age discrimination; old or young people can move when they want. There is no wealth discrimination; wealthy or poor can afford the same quality of personal transportation. There is no capacity to drive discrimination; able bodied, disabled can move with equal capacity. There is a great safely improvement as driver errors are removed; cell phones, eating, drinking are no longer are a threat to everyone on the road.
Here is the Finding of EU Study
on transportation: “PRT contributes significantly to transport policy and
all related policy objectives. This innovative transport concept allows
affordable mobility for all groups in society and represents opportunities for
achieving equity. …PRT is the personalization of public transport, the first
public transport system which can really attract car users and which can cover
its operating cost and even capital cost at a wider market penetration. PRT
complements existing public transport networks. PRT is characterized through
attractive transport services and high safety.”
Here is what the President of Minneapolis City
Council said, “A well developed idea.” …
“Computerized transit networks, a physical version of the Internet, will
increase personal mobility of our school kids, the economically challenged, our
senior citizens, the disabled community and those stuck in rush-hour traffic. It
will give more people access to the facilities that make Minneapolis a great
city. And in the long run, besides being energy and ecologically efficient, a
new job market will be created that enhances the attractiveness of living and
working within our city.”
PRT, a public transit network should be part of a
long-term plan to improve the quality of life of Ottawa residents for the next
hundred years. Leading in efforts
to deploy this new infrastructure will create jobs in Ottawa.
I hope we will have PRT shortly in Ottawa.
First as a small 4-5 km. long track for example from UO to UC, or the War
Museum up to the Civilization Museum or the Casino in Hull.
It is many times less expensive than LRT, many times faster to build and
more convenient, many times more energy and carrying efficient, many times less