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Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

The AACIDs are committed to creating an economically strong, safe, attractive and vibrant community surrounding the world’s most-traveled passenger airport. We are a catalyst for infrastructure enhancement through new investments, project planning, resource management and partnership development. We seek to raise the collective value of our community’s commercial properties while making the CIDs a destination for new businesses, residents and visitors.

Our Vision 

We have a vision for technological innovation that will improve the quality of life and mobility for property owners in and around the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. One cutting-edge solution for mobility is the use of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT). This is a safe, cost-effective mode of transportation using small modes called podcars, that are used to transport passengers between designated locations. When compared to other modes of transportation PRT is most the affordable and adaptable. 

Transportation Comparison

The cost per mile to build is listed for each below.

Highspeed Rapid Transit (HRT)

$300 Million/Mile (MARTA Trains)

Lightspeed  Rapid Transit (LRT)

$150 Million/Mile (Atlanta Street Car)

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

$50 Million/Mile (Metro Rapid in Los Angeles)

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

$10-$20 Million/Mile (Heathrow)

Our Plan

We will begin a 6-12 month PRT Comprehensive Study and a 12-36 month Demonstration Center and System in 2021. In order for this plan to be impactful we will consider the following opportunities:

  • Identify funding partners from public and private sectors
  • RFP to select consultant
  • Include public and private stakeholders and academia
  • A potential route to be implemented within South Fulton County and Clayton County
  • Investigate PRT vendors and system

 

  • Document potential ridership, demand, construction, operations and maintenance costs
  • Show comparisons between HRT, LRT, and BRT
  • P3 Initiative
  • RFP process to select PRT vendor
  • Connections between HJAIA terminals and local destinations