September 2018
From the President
Greetings! Podcar City 12 is coming up next month in Gavle,Sweden. The conference will have the usual interesting sessions and will cover all aspects of automated shared mobility. The program includes keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, conversations, and many opportunities for networking. You will meet researchers, planners, industry and politicians.

This is a significant event that helps forward ATRA's goal of spreading information about advanced transit. Please plan on attending. All the information you need about the conference is here.
As always, enjoy reading!

Best regards,
Peter Muller, ATRA President
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Video about Podcar City 12 in Gavle, Sweden next month.

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Ultra PRT - a part of India's new mobility narrative
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Airport-area leaders urge officials toward better transit
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Futuristic overhead pod transport system coming to Netanya
The city plans a 600-meter route on which 2-person mag-lev pods will take commuters on demand from the railway station to a residential neighborhood.

Netanya approves Israel's first skyTran pod transport system
The Netanya Local Planning and Building committee has approved and deposited for objections plans for Israel's first skyTran pod cable car rapid personal transit system. The system will operate between the Sapir railway station in the Poleg Industrial Zone near Ikea, over Road 2 the coastal highway, to the Kiryat Nordau neighborhood, Globes reports.

Reliability is key to AV acceptance, finds Dutch study
Reliability is the key factor in people’s acceptance of autonomous vehicles, suggests a new academic study. Nine out of ten people said it was easy to use 2getthere’s Parkshuttle, operated by the Dutch municipality of Capelle aan den Ijssel. 

40km elevated road among options to link Jewar with IGI 
NOIDA: The Yamuna Authority has decided to conduct a feasibility study to connect the proposed Jewar airport with Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi via a 40-kilometre elevated road... 

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