GlidewayPRT: A Personal Rail Transportation System for Cities and Suburbs

GlidewayPRT envisions a national public automated electric guideway system designed to offer a different form of personal rapid transportation (PRT) to urban and suburban populations requiring local transit.

This versatile PRT public concept is a safer, faster, cheaper, and less intrusive method of transportation to and from suburbs or through urban congested areas with a minimum of time, cost and public disruption. GlidewayPRT connects one congested area to another without the use of private automobiles or taxis.

The concept for this Personal Rail Transit system evolved from elevator and roller-coaster technology to create a fully automated, electric design that allows for two separate switching systems (single rail non-leveling, and multi-rail leveling).