Edelman, Benjamin. “Towards Improvement in Singapore’s Transportation Efficiency and Environmental Impact.” October 2011. (Submission to the National Climate Change Secretariat of Singapore.)
I evaluate the suitability of Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) for transportation problems in Singapore, and I propose short-term and long-term applications.
Edelman, Benjamin. “Personal Rapid Transport at Vectus, Ltd.” Harvard Business School Case 910-010, November 2009. (Revised September 2010.) (Featured in Working Knowledge: Can Entrepreneurs Drive People Movers to Success?) (educator access at HBP. courtesy copy.)
Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) vehiclesoften called “driverless taxis”sought to combine the best characteristics of cars, taxis, and trains, while adding features unavailable in any existing transportation system. Like cars and taxis, PRT vehicles carried small groupsoften just a single passengerwith no need to wait for a shared vehicle to arrive or for others to board. Yet PRT followed train systems in using an exclusive right of way that avoided delays from other traffic. Where would such systems be most useful? Could system designers successfully compete with well-established networks of trains, buses, cars, and roads?
Personal Rapid Transport at Vectus, Ltd. – Teaching Note (HBP 910024)