A Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) System for Las Vegas, Nevada 740625
Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the ideal urban environments for a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) System. The city operates on a “round the clock” basis and highway traffic congestion is becoming severe with the growth of tourism. The principal industry is tourism and a fare structure can be imposed which will make a PRT system self-supporting.
A PRT system is described which meets the anticipated Las Vegas requirements of 24 h/day operation, vehicle and service being designed to compete favorably with the automobile. The PRT system elements described include vehicle, guideway, control features, stations, and maintenance facility. The results of a maintenance plan analysis and financial considerations are also discussed.