January’s classic transit video: Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit

This classic gem has been recently been made available online by the West Virgina State Archives.  It presents the building of the Personal Rapid Transit System (PRT) linking both campuses of West Virginia University and downtown Morgantown.  The short video presents the construction and operation of the system, as well as interviews with Dr. Samy Elias from WVU as well as executives from Boeing-Vertol and other suppliers.  At 17:42 minutes it is a great presentation of not only the PRT system of Morgantown, but also the enthusiasm for PRT that was still prevalent in 1977.

Pierre Barrieau

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