December 2020
From the President
Greetings! yet another PRT startup (Otto Bahn) has come to my attention. This one seems not to understand the need for vehicle-mounted switching and off-line stations. It will be interesting to follow their progress.

Best wishes for the Holiday Season and the New Year! To quote Catie Burke, I hope you "stay safe, be positive and test negative".

As always, enjoy reading!

Best regards,

Peter Muller, ATRA President
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Solar Powered Automated Transportation Network for San José
By Burford Furman
San José State University

A team of engineers, architects, and urban planners from San José State University, Southern Illinois, and the International Institute of Sustainable Transportation, with support from the Mineta Transportation Institute, is examining the benefits and challenges associated with creating a solar powered automated transit network (ATN) that will link areas near the north and south campuses of SJSU.

ottobahn - the next level of mobility
Introducing ottobahn - the mobility startup, engineering an emission-free and fully autonomous transportation system above today's traffic. 

We believe in green future cities. Our transportation system transforms streets into urban green lungs. We will give soil back to families and nature.

Boring’s Vegas Loop plans reveal 2 separate routes envisioned
The Boring Co.’s planned Las Vegas underground people mover system includes two planned routes on and around the Strip, plans submitted Monday to Clark County reveal.

Sharjah Innovation Park opens new hitech HQ
Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has announced the opening of its new headquarters designed as per the best practices and highest international standards in modern technology parks. 

Elon Musk’s Boring Company submits plans for additional stops outside LVCC Loop
Elon Musk’s Boring Company recently submitted plans to add stops outside the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop (LVCC) with destinations to Caesars Entertainment properties in the city. The additional stops will be part of The Boring Company’s Vegas Loop. 

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