Reflecting on 2016, these are some of ATRA's accomplishments:
Defined advanced transit as: Automated public mobility service that is on-demand, quick reliable, affordable and sustainable
Held the Technix Conference in DC
Published a new video explaining what ATRA is about and believes in.
Presented at numerous conferences on the topic of advanced transit.
Presented the ATRA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advanced Transit
Recorded a TRB Webinar titled Automated Transit - Future Impacts on the Built Environment
Jointly held the 10th Annual Podcar City Conference in Antwerp, Belgium. The conference included a visit to the Rivium ATN system which has been doing what Ollie is now doing since 1999. Held a joint meeting with the ATRA Industry Group.
Presented the Martin Lowson Award for student papers on advanced transit.
Undertook an ongoing initiative to update the ASCE Automated People Movers Standards to better accommodate automated transit networks.
Met with the FTA and NHTSA to educate about and promote the consideration of advanced transit.
Submitted three research ideas in response to FTA's public outreach. They were voted the top three of all submittals.
Our Academic Council members are working on a number of studies and initiatives.
Issued the monthly Transit Pulse free email newsletter.
Mailed about 1,000 informational letters to US transit agencies and local authorities.
If you are interested in furthering advanced transit and are not already a member, please join ATRA. Also please consider attending Podcar City 11 in Las Vegas late this year.
2017 membership dues can be paid on the
. To reflect the increased budget needed to support ATRA's more active role, Individual membership is now $100. Seniors still get a $10 discount and student rates are unchanged.
Peter Muller, P.E., ATRA President