Japan: Where's the gadgetbahn? 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 December 2010 11:56
By Leroy W. Demery, Jr.

As asserted previously, I am a skeptic when it comes to the concept of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT). I believe that, if there is a country where (PRT) "should" work and "should" already have been built, it's Japan. Furthermore, I have seen specific locations that, from the perspective of empirical observation of the built environment, appear "tailor-made" for PRT. I assert that it is perfectly reasonable to ask, with reference to these specific locations, "Where's the PRT?" The dialogue on this particular topic might prove very interesting.

(I have also stated previously that neither I nor my associate, Michael D. Setty coined the word gadgetbahn. I shall consider myself free to use "that word" with impunity, with reference to PRT or other public transport technology or service, prospective or not, for as long as my name or that of Michael Setty is associated with its coining.) Body of article is here: http://www.publictransit.us/ptlibrary/Japan_Wheres_the_gadgetbahn_2.htm.
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