Local Upstate business leaders have been working to bring a PRT system to Greenville for nearly 20 years. This fast-growing city welcomed BMW to join its list of companies that call Greenville/Spartanburg their North American Headquarters. Its close proximity to Clemson University, major hospitals, and Duke Energy continues to drive research and innovation across the region.
Tampa Bay, FL has two of the fastest-growing counties in the US. Rapid growth and a booming economy are creating more jobs. A tight housing market is forcing many to live far from work centers. Both are contributing to an increasingly congested traffic corridor on highways and backroads that is not sustainable. A personal rapid transit system can provide an immediate alternative that is sustainable, more convenient, and cheaper. SNAAP offers Tampa Bay an alternative to solve current problems and enable continued growth.
Calling itself "Gig City", Chattanooga has embraced innovation, startups, and its outdoor lifestyle. Home to Volkswagen's $1 billion North American manufacturing headquarters, a visit to the CHA airport confirms that transportation continues to be a big part of its identity. Chattanooga's Mayor Tim Kelly is committed to sustainability and sees that innovative transportation is an important part of its future to connect students, businesses, and visitors.
The Red Line became a political battle where no one won. The local population still faces the problems of accessing the City Center as well as services and entertainment on the west to east corridor. A PRT can alleviate many of these problems in a fraction of the time and at a much lower cost, making everyday life more practical.
There is no easy way to get from Eppley Airport to downtown Omaha let alone to the Facebook data center and Amazon distribution center miles southeast of the city. Worse yet, it is almost impossible to get employees to work unless they own a vehicle which is out of reach for so many.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo's traffic congestion is some of the worst in the world. Complicating the problem is there is no room for new infrastructure. The general population has outgrown the public transportation system. Even if more people ride the current public and rail systems, they cannot solve the broader need for a low touch, nimble mobility ribbonway network.
Rivers State, Nigeria
A Smart City initiative will require a transportation and mobility system that can support a healthcare city. Connecting people, places, and things will be critically important for planners to consider a PRT.
Hospitals, university campuses, entertainment venues, and the like all present access and mobility challenges. Some of these large complexes and associated parking span miles; simply impractical for the broad range of users, customers, and the general population.
Product distributors are trying to figure out new ways to reduce the cost of delivery. A micro-distribution network that operates above the ground, 24/7 with no human drag can be timing and cost-saving delivering products within the last 5 miles or last 1 mile. Imagine the savings by fewer accidents, breakage, time in traffic, accidents, insurance, and more.