March 2023

From the President

Dear {First Name}, the ATN world is full of new and emerging suppliers and projects (see ATN Projects Worldwide below). ATRA is involved in further updating the Automated People Mover Standards, keeping everyone updated on the latest news and ATN-related conferences. Now is a good time for you to join or renew your membership.


Due to unforeseen circumstances the envisionRide Podcar City Conference, planned for Lisbon in April, is being relocated and postponed. It is hoped to have it in late 2023 in the U.S. in a location with significant ATN interest. Podcar City Conferences are an important way for people interested in ATN to learn more about the technology, suppliers and projects as well as to meet and exchange views with others with similar interests.

As always, enjoy reading!

Best regards,

Peter Muller, ATRA President

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In Public Service


West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA. Boeing. In public service since 1975. Over 300 million injury-free passenger kilometers (not counting injuries from rocks rolling down hills!).

Five Stations, 14 track km, 72 vehicles.

Masdar City

Abu Dhabi, UAE. 2getthere. In public service since 2010.

Two stations 1 track km, 13 vehicles   

Heathrow Airport

London, U.K. Ultra. In public service since 2011.

Three stations, 3 track km, 22 vehicles  


Suncheon, South Korea. Developed by Vectus, operated by SkyCube. In public service since 2014.

Two stations, 9 track km, 40 vehicles

Under Construction


China. Ultra MTS. Chengdu Tianfu International Airport.

Four stations, 10 track km, 22 vehicles. 

Test Tracks


Mexico. Modutram



San Jose, CA & Glydways

San Jose, California, USA has selected Glydways for a system connecting the Diridon Light Rail Station with the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. 

Macon-Bib County & JPods

Macon-Bib County in Georgia, USA has signed a 30-year franchise for JPods to furnish guideway-based transportation services.

North Central Texas Council of Governments and Swyft Cities 

The North Central Texas Council of Governments, covering the Metroplex in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA, is working with Swyft Cities to bring a smart autonomous gondola system to the region to meet their growing transportation needs.  

City of Greeley & Vuba

The City of Greeley in Colorado, USA is partnering with Vuba on a pre-feasibility study and local test track, as first steps toward a PPP Agreement for a city-wide ATN deployment.


ATL Airport Community Improvement Districts (AACIDs)

AACIDs in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, are moving towards a demonstration project and a feasibility study for a wide area ATN deployment in collaboration with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and various other agencies, cities, and counties.

Contra Costa County

The City of Pittsburg, California, USA, is supporting a multimillion-dollar micro transit network that would complement current bus and rail services in the region and be fully operational by 2030.


In Dehradun, India, ‘Haridwar Darshan’ automated transit network system, covering the key cities of Haridwar-Rishikesh-Dehradun by the Uttarakhand Metro Rail Corporation (UKMRC), is proposed to be India’s first such transport system.


In Hyderabad, India, the Telangana government is undertaking an ATN feasibility study over a length of five miles from Raidurg Metro station to surrounding areas, including Mindspace, Knowledge city, Inorbit Mall and the financial district.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, South Carolina, USA, is exploring development of an automated transit network connecting parking lots to the terminal.


Gurugram, India is finalizing a plan to connect with Delhi using ATN.

Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA issued a Request for Information for Personal Rapid Transit and Podcar Services in October, 2022.


Noida, India, is planning an ATN project with 12 stations between Noida International Airport and the International Film City.


We are aware of others we cannot tell you about and there are undoubtedly more we do not know about.


Not Many People Know That You Can Take A Ride On A Historically Unique Rapid Transit System In West Virginia

Would you believe it if we told you that the first large-scale automated guideway transit system in the U.S. is right here in West Virginia? It’s true! 


San Jose Chooses Glydways Technology

The City of San Jose, California, has announced that San Jose Connection Partners is their Preferred Provider for project DOT 10183: Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain: SJC Airport to Diridon Station Connector. San Jose Connection Partners includes: Plenary, Glydways, and Webcar/Obayashi.

Noida: Country’s first pod taxi to operate between Noida Airport and Film City

14.6 km route to have 12 stops.

Noida: The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) is trying to make sure that the residential and industrial areas under its control have all kinds of transportation options. Soon, along with the metro, these areas will have pod taxis, trams, and city buses.


A 'GIFT' Like No Other: Gujarat's Futuristic Showpiece Project Could Get State-of-the-Art Driverless Pods

Will Gujarat’s showpiece project, the GIFT City, get India’s first state-of-the-art Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) System?


No injuries reported after PRT has malfunction

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - No injuries were reported Tuesday afternoon after a Personal Rapid Transit car malfunctioned.

According to the Morgantown Fire Department, authorities were told an occupied PRT car at the Health Sciences Station was on fire around 4:45 p.m.


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Editorial comments are in italics.
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