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Personal Rapid Transit System in Morgantown, West Virginia 740229

A unique personal rapid transit system is currently being installed at Morgantown, West Virginia. The system consists of small, automatically controlled vehicles operating on a dedicated guideway either on a scheduled basis or on a passenger-demand basis. The rubber-tired, electric-powered vehicles will carry up to 21 people. The transportation system will connect the business district of Morgantown and the widely separated areas of the West Virginia University campus. The overall project is being built in phases, with the first phase being the construction of approximately 2.1 miles of guideway, five vehicles, three stations, and a maintenance facility. Final installation will be approximately 4.0 miles of guideway, 70-100 vehicles, six stations, and an expanded maintenance facility.

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