Presentation on theme: "Master Plan Personal Rapid Transit Analysis Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Peter Muller, P.E. Master Plan Personal Rapid."— Presentation transcript:
Master Plan Personal Rapid Transit Analysis Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Peter Muller, P.E. Master Plan Personal Rapid Transit Analysis for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport by Peter Muller, P.E. President, PRT Consulting, Inc.
Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) Driverless vehicles on a guideway One to four seated passengers plus luggage Direct origin to destination service – No need to transfer or stop Service on demand – not scheduled Very short headways (seconds)
Open Guideway (ULTra) Captive Bogey (Postech) Suspended (Mister)
PRT Characteristics Level of Service Trip Time Safety & Security Viability Energy Use Emissions Costs
BWI Master Plan PRT Analysis Investigate conceptual feasibility of PRT for: – Surface transport garages to terminals – Secure inter-concourse travel – Expansion to surface lots, Amtrak & CONRAC
Assumptions Speeds15 mph25 mph Minimum headway (seconds)23 Peak period average occupancy2.0 Maximum theoretical capacity (pphpd)3,6002,400 Average wait times< 1 minute 95% wait less than3 minutes
Conclusions PRT could improve surface transportation – Less waiting – Less uncertainty – Easier way-finding – Improved travel times & comfort – Roll-on, roll-off – No on-site emissions – Reduced energy use
Conclusions (cont.) Capital costs – About 32% APM Operating costs – About 60% shuttle bus Revenue – Could attract customers from off-site lots – Could boost concession sales
Conclusions (cont.) PRT - low cost, direct and on-demand travel BWI - low cost carriers, Easy Come- Easy Go A Good Fit?
Contact Information Peter Muller PRT Consulting, Inc. 1340 Deerpath Trail, Ste 200 Franktown, CO 80116 Ph: 303-532-1855 Cell: 720-318-4795 Fax: (303) 309-1913 www.prtconsulting.com prtconsulting.com