Minnesota Department of Transportation Research Services Section
This report discusses the potential benefits and perceived impediments to implementing an automated rapid transit
(ART) system in the Twin Cities and Minnesota. The report also briefly reviews the status of ART applications,
also referred to as personal rapid transit (PRT), in the United States and abroad. Finally, the report evaluates the
potential ability of ART to promote the policy goal of creating efficient development, livable communities, and
work opportunities through a variety of relevant strategies.
The report concludes that an ART feasibility study is needed to provide more definitive answers to issues and
questions raised about ART, and it provides the rationale for funding such a study, as well as an outline of the
elements of the feasibility analysis.
Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Robinson, Ferrol O..
Rationale for Funding a Feasibility Study for an Automated Rapid Transit Application in the Twin Cities.
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