June 2021
From the President
Greetings! Podcar City Conference 2021 "The New Mobility Path" will be held in Atlanta, Georgia December 9 - 10. Its the first face-to-face, real live conference I plan to attend since COVID hit! Just that thought makes me excited. I sure hope you can also attend. If not, at least some sessions will be remotely available.

ATRA will be running one session focused on personal rapid transit/automated transit network projects being developed around the world. To qualify for the session we would like projects to be under feasibility study/contract/construction. If you have such a project and would like to tell us about it, please contact me. This session is planned to be remote so (particularly if you are not in the US) your presentation could be made remotely.

Full conference registration is $595. If you are an ATRA member and have paid your 2021 dues your rate is $395. If you are not an ATRA member and want to join, your rate is $395 AND you get one-year's FREE individual membership!

As always, enjoy reading!

Best regards,

Peter Muller, ATRA President
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The Las Vegas Convention Center Loop
An Uber-like System with Exclusive Roadways


Robert Johnson
The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop is a circulation system for the sprawling LVCC consisting of two parallel tunnels, each 0.85 miles long, with a surface station at each end and an underground station in the middle. The bottoms of the tunnels are filled with gravel and asphalt to produce a flat roadway one lane wide. Passengers are carried in manually driven Tesla electric sedans and SUVs. On June 8, 2021 it opened to the public and was available at no charge to all attendees of the World of Concrete (WOC) convention.

San Jose seeks help with airport connector bids
Getting to the airport in a driverless car or electric train might be one step closer to reality—if San Jose officials are ready for it.

On June 29, The San Jose City Council will consider approving a $425,000 agreement with consulting firm ARUP to help progress a new type of transit system connecting Diridon Station to the Norman Y. Mineta-San Jose International Airport and beyond.

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Strategic invests $26.76 million in SkyTran, USA
Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News): Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited (RSBVL), a subsidiary company of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries on Sunday said that it has acquired an additional equity stake in US-based skyTran Inc.

Cities Skylines: ULTra Personal Rapid Transit at Work
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Proposed Kigali Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)
In new Generation 2.0 Rwanda Public Transport roadmap 2020-2025, the capital Kigali plans to have greener/smarter systems.

Vuba Corp, an American based company with significant Rwandan investments is developing a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT).

Dubai inks deal as it seeks to build suspended railway system
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Zhong Tang Sky Railway Group, a company that builds suspended railways, as part of the emirate's endeavours to devise innovative transport solutions for the future.

Proposed Automated Mobility Solution in Kigali
All you need to know about proposed automated mobility solution in Kigali

Morgantown Named One of the Best College Towns in America
Morgantown, West Virginia – Parade Magazine recently released their annual “Best College Towns in America” and Parade made official what we already know…Morgantown, West Virginia is one of the best places in the United States.

Morgantown was ranked as the 36th best college town in America, according to Parade.

The Government of Rwanda last week announced a partnership with Vuba Corp, an American-based company, to build personal rapid transit in Rwanda. The project, expected to complete in 2024, is worth $1.3 billion. Vuba Corp’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Klahn spoke to CNBC Africa for more.

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