Pod Cars of the Past and Future: The Morgantown PRT

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Shared October 10, 2016

The Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system threads its way through West Virginia University, taking thousands of people a day around the campus, non-stop. It's a system that was meant to be the future: so why isn't it?

Thanks to all the WVU Transportation and Parking team for helping with this video! You can find more about the project here: http://transportation.wvu.edu/prt

And the technical manual for the system is here, as a PDF: http://assets.slate.wvu.edu/resources...



This video has an error: an interviewee from the university said that the “PRT never shuts down”. That's not true: it's had some reliability problems, and it's closed on University holidays and semester breaks. That line shouldn't have made the edit. See https://wvpress.org/copydesk/insight/... or the full corrections page: https://www.tomscott.com/corrections/


On camera, thanks to MATT GRAY: http://youtube.com/unnamedculprit - http://twitter.com/unnamedculprit - http://mattg.co.uk
And thanks to DAN W: http://twitter.com/iamdanw

And edited by Michelle Martin: http://twitter.com/mrsmmartin !

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