Would More Drivers Use Mass Transit if It Mimicked Private Cars?

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Personal Rapid Transi

By Emily Badger, Published: January 15. 2013

Personal Rapid Transit is probably best described as a hybrid between the private car and public transit, with some more familiar elements of the taxi and elevator thrown in. Picture, in short, a pod car. Engineers and researchers (even Google!) have been fantasizing for several decades now about the concept, which would personalize public transit in small vehicles – perhaps running on or hanging from an elevated track – that would transport you straight to your destination without any of the stops and delays of a bus route, or without the cost of a taxi ride…

Via the Atlantic Cities.